When I ask “What makes youngsters attracted to late 90s - mid 2000s messengers, and Internet in general?”, I don’t mean youngsters that have used these services in their time period, regardless of how they did so, and seek for revivals for a nostalgia blast after their prime or ones who are genuinely interested in them because they personally find the modern Internet tasteless or feel that the products from these time periods are much more fun. I mean ones that just stumble across these revivals, hop on the retro bandwagon, and use it because “it’s retro”, despite not using them back when they were actually in operation and not having actual interest in the products they’re using. They just use it and nothing else.
And I notice that a trend from most of these people are that they aren’t the best kind of people to be around. They’re either rude, nasty, or annoying, and we’ve had cases from users on here that have been any of the three to others and are around their teens or younger (e.g., @Deathlife23, BabyMcSheep, and a few other folks I’ve seen on this forum and a few other revival services). Not that youngsters that have used these services back then or have actual interest can’t be the same, but for the ones who haven’t, it’s common.
So the question remains, what makes these kids lured in to these revivals if it’s just to hop on a bandwagon rather than actual interest or nostalgia of the source material back then fueling it, and why is it common for them to act like jerks?