This will be a little bit of a weird topic to write about, but I am really interested in the culture of the internet as time progresses. I think there is something to be said about attempting to archive the interesting, and often very odd land of the internet as space. With how much space it takes up, I am curious about what we define as space in spaceless. There are a few examples I want to talk to you about. They don't necessarily come off as history to most, but I will try and argue for their case.
Know your Meme:
Know your meme is in my opinion a vastly underestimated database of research pertaining to documenting, describing, and archiving snippets of internet culture. It documents the strange things from the internet such as Slenderman, Forever Alone, Doge, or Zerg Rush. They ran a short lived video series as well that has since died, but I find this a really undervalued archive of the emergent phenomena online.
Recently celebrating its 200,000 subscriber point, This Exists primarily looks for the weird corners of pop culture. However, since weird and pop culture often collide on the internet, the team there has covered some great points in online digital culture.
These are the projects I am promoting now, but there are others that really are great to consider for future archiving. Databases like Urban Dictionary are glimpses into this culture, and I imagine I am missing many many more. However, not soon after me, Historians ought to really look into this strange, spaceless, emergent culture.