is it just me, or does it feel like the internet's been losing its soul over the last several years? i remember when it first started, when it was still pretty underground and everything was so much more organic and disorganized and real. i feel like everything's being saturated with ads and it's just getting tiresome. i understand the need to make money to support websites, and a lot of people would say that it's just a natural pattern of the market and survival, but sometimes it just feels fake. maybe i'm becoming an old person who's looking at the world today and shaking my head at things i see that i don't like that didn't belong in the world i grew up in. i don't know.