Due to high accessibility for viewers and {{creator}}s, {{Internet}} media evolves quickly, and [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny several new concepts become nothing special]] as [[FollowTheLeader everyone tries their hand at this cool new idea]].
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* TheAbridgedSeries phenomenon. When LittleKuriboh debuted ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', the format of re-editing a series into mini-episodes and the style of quirky, self-referential {{parody}} were fairly original and amusing, and while {{Gag Dub}}s were certainly not anything new, ''YGOTAS'' massively popularized them. Nowadays, there are so many imitators that neither the format nor the humor seem innovative anymore.
** Even then, the GagDub and AffectionateParody of many popular series [[OlderThanTheyThink was already a VERY old trope by the time LittleKuriboh started recording his voice over everything]]. With the advent (and subsequent popularization) of TheAbridgedSeries, old AdobeFlash movies like "Dragon Ball Z in a Nutshell" and "A Mile a Minute Star Wars" (Both considered quite popular and humorous, which use many of the tropes that TheAbridgedSeries now use) now seem like imitators... of ''poorly done'' abridged series.
* AdobeFlash movies. Browse any website full of them and then point out how many cartoons that were "hot stuff" back when they were made now seem rather generic, loosely drawn, or poorly animated. Especially sites like {{Newgrounds}}.
** Many of Newgrounds' flash games suffer from this, as well. In a time where the site is full of much more complex games, looking back at a time of arcade-y shooting games can be rough for newer users. Stamper even mentions this in [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/130 the description]] of his 2000 game ''Street Life'', which was a top rated game at the time, telling new people that it's not worth playing by today's standards.
** Not to mention Newgrounds' SeriesMascot, VideoGame/{{Pico}}. His debut was the pinnacle of Flash 3 programming and was what put Newgrounds on the map. Nowadays, the animation is very low quality, the game-play is incredibly basic compared to what modern Actionscript can do, and the gratuitously M-rated content comes off as immature. Luckily, the characters themselves grew with the times.
* YouTubePoop even. Granted, some [[YouTubePoop YTPs]] are still quite as funny today as they were back in mid 2007 when the fad was new (like where Link decides to toast spaghetti for dinner and HilarityEnsues), but some jokes have been used so much people may think "Oh, look at the use of the word 'Come', and Robotnik is saying something that sounds like Penis" when they view a few [[YouTubePoop YTPs]] that came up with it.
** Some other early [[YouTubePoop YTPs]] that were simply screwing around with Windows Movie Maker or other such effects also come off as boring today because we've ''only'' heard everything in G major by this point.
* An {{iTunes}} app was released of the Fairlight CMI Series II, (a $100,000 machine invented in 1979 in Australia which is considered both one of the first major digital workstations and the first commercially available digital sampler.) The app was designed by one of the Fairlight's inventors. Fairlights were used in TheEighties by many top artists with the cash to buy one[[labelnote:i.e.]]producer Trevor Horn (with ArtOfNoise, ABC and Music/{{Yes}}), Music/{{Devo}}, PaulMcCartney, {{Erasure}}, Music/{{U2}}, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/StevieWonder, Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ElvisCostello, Thomas Dolby, Howard Jones, Hall And Oates, Music/TheCars, Music/DefLeppard, Music/MichaelJackson, PetShopBoys, Music/PeterGabriel, HerbieHancock, KateBush...[[/labelnote]]. In today's world, where $1,000 can get you a decent workstation that can wipe the floor with the Fairlight, the app is getting mixed reviews, partly on being seen as "generic" and "more of a toy".
* ''Machinima/DiaryOfACamper'' is a ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' movie, the first ''Quake'' demo with an actual plot beyond simple gameplay footage -- and the very first {{Machinima}} movie ever made, thus a launching point for an entire new form of art. Its success in the ''Quake'' community quickly spawned a lot of other movies from other people. Special websites for reviews of ''Quake'' movies cropped up soon. ...And ''Machinima/DiaryOfACamper'' nearly universally received very low scores there, due to how primitive it was compared to what came afterward.
** Not to mention, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' was one of the most original uses of games at the time, helped to make {{Machinima}} popular, too. While still going strong, it doesn't look that new.
* GeoCities. Think about it -- ''anyone'', even ''you'', can make their own site on this new, exciting "Internet" thing, and write anything they want, for the ''entire world'' to see! Geocities is the place where early Internet culture bloomed. Today, it's mainly remembered (and derided) as that deleted webhost with all the cheesy MIDI background tunes and ugly layouts.
* The [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl That Guy With The Glasses One-Year Anniversary Brawl]]. It's now fully expected that several of the site's members will get together to make a movie celebrating an anniversary, but at the time it was a complete secret what was going to happen, and just the sight of so many contributors in one room was absolutely mindblowing. And of course, now it looks downright primitive with the lack of any plot besides everyone fighting, and lasting only 20 minutes rather than the feature length extravaganzas of {{WebVideo/Kickassia}}, WebVideo/SuburbanKnights, and WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee.
* {{Video Review Show}}s, especially ones that focus on acting angry and constant swearing (i.e. ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'', ''WebVideo/TheIrateGamer'', etc), have fallen into this. While the idea of critics isn't new, it became pretty popular to do angry video reviewing online. Nowadays, it's considered a dated trend since everyone has copied them, and many people consider the recent reviews of the people who originated the idea lost in a sea of imitators and mediocrity.
* NumaNuma Dance, one of the first videos on Youtube to go Viral. Seen today, it's "just another fat guy dancing video". No. It's THE fat guy dancing video.
* 2 years ago, {{Lets Play}}s were generally evolving. Nowadays, its usually just a guy shouting old {{meme}}s and swears, and thus the popularity has dwindled for many.
* {{Creepypasta}}s can fall into this too. Some stories were very original and genuinely creepy when they first came out, but when more and more copycats attempt to use the same plot points (Hyper-Realistic Blood!) they lose their edge and make the first stories look predictable.
* In the very early days of online video game walkthroughs, a GameFAQs user known as Kao Megura (whose real name was Chris [=MacDonald=]) was an absolute legend. He became famous for his ''FinalFantasyVII'' FAQ, which was the game's first English walkthrough, and thus, the one most people clicked on when they looked it up- and besides that, it was very organized and well-written. He wrote many more guides in the same style, and gave lots of advice and assistance to other FAQ writers.... but since literally ''everyone'' used his ideas, there is no longer anything special about his guides. [=MacDonald=] died in 2004, so most gamers haven't even heard of him, even those who are very active in the [=GameFAQs=] community.
** GameFAQs in general, and other websites dedicated to written walkthroughs and cheatcodes, got hit hard with this with the rise of Youtube. Once it became popular to upload recorded gameplay online, gamers took to watching video walkthroughs instead of reading.
* Once upon a time, an ambitious user of Garry's Mod made the first StylisticSuck movie from the program. Suddenly, ''everyone'' thought this was the only way to animate in Garry's Mod. However, after some genuinely good uses of the program, most people started to see "Heavy flails his arms around and dies" videos as old-hat, or at least from a bygone era.
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