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Describe the internet as a physical location.
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Prison, but the walls are colored rainbows and clouds. Blood will be shed sadly.
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I'd travel here to crunchyroll
freaking anime screenings on big screens with surround sound and ridiculously funny commentary
+ cosplay and figurines
yup that's how I'd imagine cr
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Cleveland Ohio <sagenod>
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sodom and gamora
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Ajcool33 wrote:

Prison, but the walls are colored rainbows and clouds. Blood will be shed sadly.


so like superjail
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I think of it as a city.

4chan is a street of seedy, run-down clubs bordering the red-light district. The brawls occasionally leak into the street. The city doesn't try to control it -- the club owners have an association and keep their own kind of order.

/b/ is the gutter where the Internet goes to throw up after a night of drinking.

Reddit is the town square, with people yelling their opinions from soapboxes and handing out competing newspapers. People form into little clumps of groups and cliques that rove around together and get into squabbles with other groups. The status of individuals is measured by how many other people they have following them around, shouting their agreement.

Wikipedia is a colossal public library, with people constantly meandering around the shelves. At the door, the head librarian makes intense eye-contact with everyone and delivers a personal appeal for money -- like a really aggressive beggar who somehow procured a suit.

Google is this giant monolithic glass tower near the centre of the city. Most people say life's been better since Google arrived in the town. The roads are better managed, the new services in place are great -- and mostly free. The cameras on every corner are just the price of progress.

In the highest room of the tower, this secret elite stands, looking out over their domain... and planning their next move. These people are very rich and very, very famous. They all stand amongst the most wealthy and powerful people in the city. Each of them is wearing khakis and ill-fitting collared shirts. One in particular is distinctly wearing socks with sandals.
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my friend's basement, where there is a leather sofa and large screen tv with all access cable, oh yeah and a bar.
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Tajarnia wrote:

I think of it as a city.

4chan is a street of seedy, run-down clubs bordering the red-light district. The brawls occasionally leak into the street. The city doesn't try to control it -- the club owners have an association and keep their own kind of order.

/b/ is the gutter where the Internet goes to throw up after a night of drinking.

Reddit is the town square, with people yelling their opinions from soapboxes and handing out competing newspapers. People form into little clumps of groups and cliques that rove around together and get into squabbles with other groups. The status of individuals is measured by how many other people they have following them around, shouting their agreement.

Wikipedia is a colossal public library, with people constantly meandering around the shelves. At the door, the head librarian makes intense eye-contact with everyone and delivers a personal appeal for money -- like a really aggressive beggar who somehow procured a suit.

Google is this giant monolithic glass tower near the centre of the city. Most people say life's been better since Google arrived in the town. The roads are better managed, the new services in place are great -- and mostly free. The cameras on every corner are just the price of progress.

In the highest room of the tower, this secret elite stands, looking out over their domain... and planning their next move. These people are very rich and very, very famous. They all stand amongst the most wealthy and powerful people in the city. Each of them is wearing khakis and ill-fitting collared shirts. One in particular is distinctly wearing socks with sandals.


Explain Netflix as a physical place. Reddit is only a tad bit similar to Netflix.
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I will save you a long description and sum it up in one word,

Florida.
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I am honestly surprised- I thought people would say that the internet was some high-tech place with technology 20 years ahead of the rest of the world and an underworld darker than the depths of space itself- located in a certain East Asian country.

I think the internet is more like a fast food chain like McDonalds.
You get quick (but not always reliable) service, order from a plethora of ever-changing menu items (though most of them are the same- just under a different name), and recieve enjoyable (and questionable) food. The menu is dominated by burgers, but the milkshakes are the best thing they have- and that's not that great at all. The employees always look like they'd rather do something else and do whatever they can to make it easier for themselves, and the manager takes extreme measures to cut out anything that could cause a lawsuit (but he still lies to keep customers happy). Customers around you have no respect for the community, but your treatment to them isn't much better. They say they respect your privacy, but your actions are captured by either the security cameras or other people. You aren't charged much, but the quality doesn't even reach the price you pay. Plus, if you order from the drive thru, you get cold leftover food- and there's an extremely long line for some reason. The place is unsanitary and it's real easy to get sick with a virus or be robbed from complete strangers. People aren't who they seem- the little girl in the corner is actually some crossdresser who hangs around these places. To top it all off, the place is crowded to the point where even moving is a challenge- why are there so many people in a place like that? Apparently it's possible to get addicted to even places with less-than-desirable conditions that barely reach the government's standards.
The two are actually a lot more similar than you'd think.
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When it comes to a lot of forums, I'd say Mos Eisly Spaceport.
"You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."
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BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

I will save you a long description and sum it up in one word,

Florida.




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Is there anywhere you would like to travel to?
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like hell but saturated with asshole from starbucks and micky D's
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Explain Netflix as a physical place. Reddit is only a tad bit similar to Netflix.


Netflix

Netflix? Netflix is an all-you-can-eat buffet that specializes in séries cuisine. The denizens of The City feed on content. There's a host of different kinds of things to eat, but they might not have exactly what you want. The quality of the food varies dramatically based on how busy the place is. It's a pretty eclectic place, catering to a variety of tastes, and you can get as much content as you want for a flat rate for the night.

I guess this makes Crunchyroll, rather fittingly, an all-you-can-eat sushi bar. People gorge themselves on as much sushi as they can, and then laze around talking to each other.
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