Ryan (qwantz) wrote,
Ryan
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theory for which I have no proof

I HAVE A THEORY, and that theory is that Wikipedia has killed the fan page. Now, the itch to make a site about Show X, with Show X pictures and favourite sound clips and episode summaries is too easily scratched by adding to the Wikipedia page about Show X, or even just reading the existing Show X Wikipedia node.

I think this is a probably a good thing for society as a whole (less duplication of work across the twenty different Show X fansites) but I missed the old Geocities fan sites with sparkling background and Unique Capitalization, especially when compared to Wikipedia's more consistant background images.

I have no proof for this theory but here I am typing it anyway!

NOTE: I exclude larger fan sites from this because they are profitable and have more momentum. But the small one-man fan site (the kind that would get updated for a few months and then abandoned) I think is in decline.

oh well, right?
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