Vids I Dig 323: Whang!: The Rise and Fall of YTMND – Tales From the Internet

Taken from Justin Whang’s YouTube description: YTMND was a website that played a very important role in Internet history and meme culture, bridging the gap between web 1.0 and web 2.0. Although its sound plus image plus text format was very simple, the creative ways people could make more complex ytmnd sites was endless. Its creator, Max Goldberg, was also an early advocate of online free speech, often pushing back against companies that would try to get content removed from the site, citing fair use because most people online knew what that meant. He even got into some early Internet drama with Saved by the Bell’s Dustin Diamond, who was not a fan of a parody website he made that led to the announcement of YTMND.

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