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.