This site is dedicated to a community (and a larger movement) about the internet how it's changed. We are creating, discovering and enjoying websites and digital spaces. The Yesterweb is made up of people who've come together in recognition that something is wrong with the internet, a space that changed before our eyes.
We're people. Not a corporation or a "brand". We've watched regular people become second-class citizens on the web, demoted to 'users' by the biggest platforms. We are those people.
People like us are encouraged to be hostile with each other on those platforms because it keeps us engaged. This creates huge divides between us - the regular people - at the platform's benefit.
We realize that others on the internet are human, like us. Flawed, with complicated histories and harmful beliefs learned from their environment. Behind every username is a real person with their own unique perspective and experiences.
We don't tolerate blatant hate speech (sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, chauvinism, and national/religious discrimination). However, we acknowledge that we've all held questionable beliefs at some point in our lives, but then our perspectives changed. We engage with the good faith notion that others perspectives can change, too.
Some of us have a special nostalgia for old-web aesthetics, but our purpose runs deeper than this. The renewed interest in these trends also signify a need for change.
We want to figure out how to forge a path forward, toward cultivating a better internet.