The next big Web comeback

Everything old is new again ... on the Internet these days


  1. Everyone these days is starting a personal email newsletter.
  2. And podcasts are making a comeback, from "Serial" to Gimlet Media's "Startup" meta-podcast about starting a podcasting startup.
  3. Because all trends come in threes, as I learned in journalism, I wondered aloud on Twitter what the next comeback would be to complete the retro Web revival:
  4. The replies mentioned design:
  5. to which I added:
  6. Geocities got a couple of votes:
  7. Then also RSS, which hasn't exactly vanished but is mostly for power users nowadays:
  8. Then there were newsgroups and forums, which have barely evolved since the dawn of the web:
  9. And lastly, web rings: