🪓Omegle: Mourning without an “O”
[#7] Tale of Chaos: A Friend. A Fiend. A Filter. 14 years of connecting people. Lost to a Plague called Internet's Fetish.
“If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.”
Founder, Omegle (dot) com
14 years of servitude towards the mighty Internet. And what did you get in the end?
A force full of schemes to ‘build a better society, a better world?’
What do Humans crave? (K)onnections.
What do Humans expect? Belongingness.
What do Humans react to? Humans.
Omegle was not just a website, but a journey into the unknown, a leap towards understanding. But now it’s vanished. Pffff. Gone.
Omegle shut down.
Leaving behind a trail of its founders’ last penned thoughts.
It Distills the true nature of the Internet.
The Internet you consume. The internet you are on right now is clean. Unadulterated. Solicited.
But Omegle’s fight was not.
The (K)ey Notes:
Omegle’s ugly fight was not with humans. But a rotten part of our social convention made the true essence of “Meeting new people”, a curse.
Omegle was Internet’s own wonderland. But not for KIDS…or was it?
Internet. From its early days of creation, it stood as a manifestation of a Global country. A country to stroll in without a covert thought of anything.
The Internet was a doorway to freedom. And if the Internet was a “global country” for keyboard sages…
Then Omegle was like a walk in one of the towns in the country!
You can meet a lot of people while talking a walk down the street…
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