posted on May, 27 2014 @ 09:47 PM
Back in the days before blogs and forums, we had BBS's (bulletin board systems) and I got completely involved with one in my local area. I found
myself very drawn to members who would spend time in dialogues with me. We had chat rooms where we could talk in real time and that opened new worlds
for me as an introspective and shy person.
We had many spontaneous get togethers (real, physical get togethers, like backyard barbeques, where we met in person), and it was definitely a shock
to meet some of the members, but actually a great experience because I found out that I respected opinions from a whole slew of folks from a reclusive
heavy metal loving teenager (only a few years younger than me at the time) to custom home owners in upscale communities, and we all had a great time
when we met and discovered who each-other were. I kindof miss those days where we could meet other crazy people with similar interests, and the world
was small enough that we could still go by our online aliases and nobody would ask your name, unless you volunteered it.
One day, it seemed like overnight, the BBS got switched from a small and intimately friendly local group to a national forum, and shortly thereafter
it just vanished. I missed it a lot. Still miss the fun and friends. a reply to: AnteBellum
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