Comment on tbt: comparing and contrasting the motivations of early internet users to social media users of today by Betty Hancock

I think it’s interesting that you point out that the internet/social media is now mainstream, not counter-culture. I think that for the most part, you’re right… but I think there are still pockets of counter-culture online, especially if you look at some of the sub-reddit communities or some of the places online where super underground musicians or artists meet up. However, when people are first introduced to social media, it’s rarely through these counter-culture pockets. I think there’s something to be said about most people’s first impressions of and early experiences with the internet.