The New AOL

On the most recent episode of The Art of Manliness podcast, Cal Newport made the comparison that in 2019 Facebook is everything that AOL wanted to be in 1999. A walled-off space that tries to keep the wider Internet as far away as possible.

I doubt he's the first person to make the comparison, but wow does that resonate with me. AOL was loathe-worthy in 1999, and FB is a true spiritual successor 20 years later.

And it makes me think of those CDs. So many CDs.