I take it back. I'll never ever browse the pedoshit boards, but at least 8chan.moe has more posters and some good discussions on SFW boards. There's ~40 anons here on this entire imageboard. It's been days since I posted here, and not a single reply has happened in this thread since. The rest of the webring is in similar shape.
It's true, and it's the reason the webring and the 8chan diaspora haven't coalesced back into one big board yet. Anons allow themselves to be atomized into nothing for the sake of escaping from other, lesser anons to the point of hysteria.
Some people are cogs in the machine and fine with it. Some "resist" the machine by buying communist t-shirts online and burning their local city down. Some "resist" the machine by browsing ever more obscure imageboards. We are the lattermost group.
It's too bad that those with the most free time to influence the Internet are the worst kinds of human beings. There's a reason the stereotypical mindset of an Internet user is nihilism and hedonism in their worst forms.
Have you ever heard of the "dead internet theory"? /X/ memes aside, it has a point. Most content on the Internet is made by bots or users with too much free time. The majority of human users make up the minority of all Internet content. The only way to stop the disgusting minority from influencing the minds of billions would be to limit how much content they can produce, if any, which opens a can of worms about censorship many of us as imageboard users want to stay sealed. The Internet as it currently exists cannot survive, but what it becomes in the future is unknown to me. I pray whatever it becomes is a healthier influence on humanity.