I've put together a survey about the Small Internet (, , individual webpages, small community sites) and I would love your input. If you are a small internet user, please spend a few minutes and fill in your thoughts. I'm especially interested in the open response questions. This will help inform an upcoming conference talk I'll be giving at

Also, please boost this on fedi as much as possible and feel free to re-share on other social networks and in other communities. The more responses the better.

@tomasino I ended up writing a lot more than I though I would. I'll make sure to spread this around

@tomasino Love the use of nextcloud for this survey. Respect.

@tomasino I'm a bit perplexed by the poll questions, to be honest, or maybe I'm just a dinosaur. I've been doing these "small" things since it was just the Internet, and simply haven't stopped. It's not nostalgia, but there's definitely an irritation with the bloat and centralisation that has appeared in the meantime. It's more a feeling that the Internet has gone in a direction that I don't like and have avoided and I am glad that there are other people who feel the same way.

@ve0hak in it since before it was a thing that needed a special name. Same, same!

@tomasino I hit submit and there was no confirmation and my answers were still there so I hope it saved.

@gritty hope so! we've got about 200 responses so far. this is great

@tomasino Do things like small older webforums count in the "small communities" bucket? I'm not super familiar with the examples given.

@JubalBarca that's a part of what I'm looking to find out. Where are the lines people consider "small internet"? what makes it.a thing

@tomasino I filled it, but I failed to open it in w3m!
"This application requires JavaScript for correct operation. Please enable JavaScript and reload the page."

@szczezuja you triggered the hidden question. "How many small internet people will complain the form uses JavaScript?"

@tomasino @szczezuja I don’t mind javascript when it is just used for adding interactivity to a site. It’s way better than having everything be server-side rendered and have static webpages only. When big corporations use it for extracting as much money from their users as possible, then it is bad.

@tomasino It isn’t really a complain. I was surprised. I started that link from toot tui, what is launching w3m. And this message wasn’t expected in question about smallnet. ;-)

Filled. Hope it worked, not sure of the web browser I got on my phone currently.

If my responce came then it probably came twice and you may have more doubles like this too, as I read it's not just me who was not sure if sending worked as nothing changed after clicking it. But still pretty impressive.

@deerbard I'm not sure. I just took a peek at the totals. I'm calling a few more days before I'll dig into the data

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