Fifteen years ago it felt like most of the internet was about sharing good things and forming somewhat intimate communities. Today, there are so many more people online, and I’ve read some speculate that the sheer increase in the number of connected people has contributed to the greater focus on mob-style trends and sentiments. The greater the crowd, the less reasonable it tends to be.

Whatever the case, I want to bring back some of the old internet, where you would do something as simple as sharing something you’re listening to. That’s was a big part of what AOL Instant Messenger seemed to be about.

Yeah, hey, hey
When somethings dark, let me shed a little light on it
When somethings cold, let me put a little fire on it
If somethings old, I wanna put a bit of shine on it
When somethings gone, I wanna fight to get it back again

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, fight to get it back again
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

When somethings broke, I wanna put a bit of fixin on it
When somethings bored, I wanna put a little exciting on it
If somethings low, I wanna put a little high on it
When somethings lost, I wanna fight to get it back again

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, fight to get it back again
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

When signals cross, I wanna put a little straight on it
If there’s no love, I wanna try to love again

I’ll say…