To most of us, the internet is a foreign land; a parallel world with its own rules, niches and subcultures. Online, unique ideas, lifestyles and ideologies can flourish. The possibilities of anonymity and boundless networking allow for unlimited self-expression.
But the internet is huge, and strange, and it’s easy to get lost. Sometimes you need a map. Sometimes you need a guide. So here we are – the Internet Observation Project, observing the internet one user at a time.
We aim to be an accessible guide for those who don’t want to trawl through the mountains of boring filler on the internet to find the few, interesting boundary-pushers. We are your window into the beginning of a new world.
The IOP is not just for the viewers. We know that many of you are sidelined, ignored or vilified by a mainstream media who only look deep enough to point and laugh. We know this isn’t fair. We offer an opportunity for you to express and explain yourself in a neutral, judgement-free environment. We know that inside every fursuit is a person, whether they want to be called one or not.
Featuring interviews, images and explanations of internet events, click ahead to begin exploring.