I think a lot of people kind of underestimate just how easy _and common_ it was for children to access extremely disturbing content online in the late 2000s and early 2010s.

@tindall As someone who was visiting sites like Dan's Gallery of the Grotesque in the 90s, I will say it was extremely easy.


@artilectzed Yeah, that doesn't surprise me. It's mostly still out there, but it seems to me like the very-online cultures these days rely on it a lot less.

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@tindall Indeed. There were years where trying to trick someone into viewing the pictures was the big lols game. Rickrolling, in a way, uh... changed? the bar for that. I don' t know if that's rising or lowering.

Maybe I'm just not hanging out in the "right" places anymore. If that's the case, so be it.

@tindall Went looking for two of the sites I remember that picked up the mantle after Dan's site shut down, and now they're porn sites. That's a whole new kind of telling, in it's own way.

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