Archive for October, 2012

What if the mobile Internet were a real place?

October 4, 2012

Mobile-web

While there’s still plenty of porn and pop-ups (browsers have gotten the latter, at least, under control), needless to say, a lot has changed online in the eight years since Dave Chappelle envisioned a real-life version of Internet, starting with how we access it.

In a parallel universe where one of the Internet generation’s favorite comedians is still producing sketches, what would “If the Mobile Internet Were a Real Place” look like?

I imagine, something like this.

Even though we avoided some of the lewder areas Dave visited in his original sketch, the Internet is still pretty “disgusting and intolerable,” as he put it.

Poor users. At least the runaway pop-ups have run away.

Creative Commons photos by Flickr users coolinsights, drtel, thecrazyfilmgirl