But I never saw it as a waste...

But I never saw it as a waste of time. I wasn’t doing it for a sense of belonging, I just loved discovering things and hoping they’d catch on and travel across the internet. At that time, the internet felt finite, but like it was on the edge of something infinite. I was addicted to watching it grow and change and didn’t care if there was anyone else like me on the internet or not.
Know Your Internet History! A Chat With Jennifer Sharpe, Early Web Aggregator | The Awl

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