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Where is the real internet?

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posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 01:34 PM
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I've been wondering this for a while now since I considered this was a fake internet...

I did a quick search and the site I went to suggests that there should be about 100 million North Americans on the internet.

Where the heck is everyone?

I've checked a few different forums that cover different topics like religion, various sciences, and the type of stuff ATS covers. I thought the Christian and religion forums would be infested with tens of thousands of messages but instead the sites all seem pretty much dead. Then I checked out some science forums and it was the same. The art forum as well.

I like this forum because it covers a lot of different topics which I thought were interesting. Surely there are many people interested in reading about such things so where are they all? I did find one site that seems as busy I'd expect but most of the topics and comments seem meaningless which I was banned from as soon as I tried to post.

So where is everyone? Youtube? Facebook? Do the majority just choose not to talk? Are the topics I find appealing not interesting to the majority of people?




posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: ChrisB76728

The internet is a lot more than message boards/threads.

People being "on" the internet are people sending e-mails, reading news, paying their bills, ordering crap from Amazon, stalking their ex's on social media, and so on and so forth.



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 01:42 PM
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Did you check Facebook? I am sure that's where everyone hangs out now days.


edit on 11-8-2015 by bananashooter because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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The real internet all went to the beach and did not tell you.




posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: eluryh22

Hey!

Maybe I'm just being paranoid but....

Hey!



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: ChrisB76728
I did a quick search and the site I went to suggests that there should be about 100 million North Americans on the internet.

So where is everyone?

Somebody has to do the monitoring.



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 02:38 PM
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The "real" internet is not what a majority of the folk use. If you want the "real" internet you need to go digging into the deep webz my friend. Be careful!

How to get to the deep web

Go youtube it and you will find the just how unknowing and disturbing of a world we truly live in. It's quite scary to be honest.



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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Have you ever considered they might be... offline



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: ChrisB76728
I've been wondering this for a while now since I considered this was a fake internet...

I did a quick search and the site I went to suggests that there should be about 100 million North Americans on the internet.

Where the heck is everyone?

I've checked a few different forums that cover different topics like religion, various sciences, and the type of stuff ATS covers. I thought the Christian and religion forums would be infested with tens of thousands of messages but instead the sites all seem pretty much dead. Then I checked out some science forums and it was the same. The art forum as well.

I like this forum because it covers a lot of different topics which I thought were interesting. Surely there are many people interested in reading about such things so where are they all? I did find one site that seems as busy I'd expect but most of the topics and comments seem meaningless which I was banned from as soon as I tried to post.

So where is everyone? Youtube? Facebook? Do the majority just choose not to talk? Are the topics I find appealing not interesting to the majority of people?


Not everyone uses the internet for forums. Of my business peers, i am the only one that participates on the internet actively. They all just use it to collect data, not discuss.

Then there's Facebook. The behemoth. Thankfully, most of the stupid is collected there.



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: HawkeyeNation

NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE!!!

I tried one time...only got to the one list...didn't even click a link...ran...burned my computer in a heavy metal forge and cried for days

and even I...who is an idiot with computers knows that I didn't make it anywhere beyond the surface of the Deep

-shudder-



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 05:03 AM
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originally posted by: ChrisB76728
I've been wondering this for a while now since I considered this was a fake internet...

I did a quick search and the site I went to suggests that there should be about 100 million North Americans on the internet.

Where the heck is everyone?

I've checked a few different forums that cover different topics like religion, various sciences, and the type of stuff ATS covers. I thought the Christian and religion forums would be infested with tens of thousands of messages but instead the sites all seem pretty much dead. Then I checked out some science forums and it was the same. The art forum as well.

I like this forum because it covers a lot of different topics which I thought were interesting. Surely there are many people interested in reading about such things so where are they all? I did find one site that seems as busy I'd expect but most of the topics and comments seem meaningless which I was banned from as soon as I tried to post.

So where is everyone? Youtube? Facebook? Do the majority just choose not to talk? Are the topics I find appealing not interesting to the majority of people?


Your post is evidence of what Jimstone said when he explained how real truth sites are being wiped through a process of starvation of hits.

He explains that this is achieved by new visitors to the site either getting error messages, unsafe site messages or a website that is never updated. He said that his own site has gone from 1 mill + down to a few hundred k because only this number of people use his DNS address.

82.221.129.208...

He named ATS as a site that has nothing to worry about



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 05:42 AM
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a reply to: ChrisB76728

"The real Internet" is a confusing term in and of itself.

Ask Gen-X'ers to define this term and we are likely to start talking about the days of dial-up BBS's, Usenet news groups, Compuserve chat rooms, AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, private FTP servers, SMTP email clients and IRC - specifically Undernet, Dalnet and Efnet.

From the early days, until around the late nineties these things were "the Internet". The World Wide Web existed, and evolved during that time - but it was really a secondary thing. It was like a combination of an encyclopedia, phone book, and magazine. It's where you went to find information or when you were bored and the chat rooms and messaging clients were silent.

These days most of those things are just memories. Usenet and IRC still exist, though much different than they use to be. And I guess that FTP is still a thing - though nowhere near as common.

As those things faded the Web became the end all, be all and just about everything migrated to it.

Now? My youngest child is never offline. Her phone might as well be her religion, as it's the one thing she values above all else. If she woke to the house engulfed in flames, she would save her phone or die trying. Her world is one of Internet apps. She dislikes the Web and rarely directly accesses it. In her eyes it's boring, linear, and not nearly interactive enough. While she does social media incessantly, it's all through proprietary apps. Facebook, Twitter, Vine etc...

For her and her friends, the Internet is a lot more like it was in the early days. They use apps like Kix, and a ton of others, all running at once, to network and talk. They prefer this because it's very difficult for parents to keep tabs on them this way. They like their online world to be as small, manageable and enclosed as possible. They are keenly aware of what ends up showing publicly and what does not.

Back in the day most of us were either unconcerned or illiterate about privacy and security. That is no longer the case at all.

Today the young are online, but in a private and segregated section of cyberspace that the rest of us cannot see unless invited. They're here, they're just not interested in the public areas of cyberspace for the most part. They prefer the shadows.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 09:31 AM
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originally posted by: KyoZero
a reply to: HawkeyeNation

NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE!!!

I tried one time...only got to the one list...didn't even click a link...ran...burned my computer in a heavy metal forge and cried for days

and even I...who is an idiot with computers knows that I didn't make it anywhere beyond the surface of the Deep

-shudder-


Lol, hilarious. I've been tempted numerous times to explore myself but there are just too many risks involved if you ask me. There are many good things out there but I'm just afraid I'll click on something I wasn't supposed to and the next thing you know I'm part of this death cult group lol



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 12:12 PM
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a reply to: HawkeyeNation

too true my friend

I don't have any interest in child abuse, murder-for-hire, drug rings...but I just wanted to see so badly the fuss...then I thought just from that front page list that it was time to bail....even if I did I would never be savvy enough to protect myself

I've heard enough of what goes on there and frankly I'll stick with just taking word for it



posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan




Thankfully, most of the stupid is collected there.



Yeah...I like a quite internet. I never looked at facebook in that light. If people are on social media then they cant be in my space. Good onya Facebook.



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