Sentimentalism Part 2

In my sentimental throes, i went in search of stuff i used to do a lot when i was in Junior College (JC).  I remember i used to chat a lot on mIRC and so i decided to log in again.  Sadly, the channel that i used to frequent, #temasekjc, isn’t there anymore.  I know #temasekjc was facing a lot of competition from another channel hosted by the current TJC students, #TJC, and it was just a matter of time before all we oldies stop visiting #temasekjc & everyone that still IRCs would switch over to #TJC.  BUT!  The channel #TJC isn’t there either!!  GASP!  Does it mean that after ICQ, mIRC is the next to go??

Out of curiousity, i visited the channel of the biggest rival in my day – #vjc.  WHOA!  It has disappeared too!  Sheesh… is this a sign that i’m way behind times or the youths of today have simply moved on to other forms of virtual interaction?  Sigh.

Talking about homepages.  U know, in the 90s, “frames” on webpages were all the rage.  If u wanted your website to be cool, it had to have “frames”.  If yours only had plain HTML & no “frames”, it meant that you were just not very hip, nor very techie in the IT arena.  But having “frames” today would be the most uncool, most old-fashioned thing u could ever choose to have on your webpage.  Sigh. 

I also did a search on blogs of Singaporean youngsters in general nowadays.  And i realised that all of them love having these really really tiny font sizes, and the text part would only take up a small column of their page.  The rest of the page would be filled with graphics or just left blank.  Furthermore, almost all the blogs of these kids had a cross-shaped cursor.  Really really strange phenomenon.  I wonder if anyone has ever done a study/thesis on trends or  what is/has been fashionable on the Internet in the past 10 years?

It’s kind of interesting how school kids will always have the same style, whether it’s in their dressing in daily life, or how they dress their blog.  Hehe.  If i were in NTU now, that would definitely be by FYP topic.  Hahaha.

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October 2006