Is the Fan Site Dead?

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When I was growing up, all my precious computer time was dedicated to MuggleNet. Frequenting fan sites is just the kind of thing that you do when you are 12 years old and bored and not allowed to get a MySpace account. It was my first entry point into Internet culture, leading me down a rabbit hole that would basically construct my online existence throughout middle school and early high school. Fan sites have existed since the birth of the user-friendly Internet, offering a central place for fans of whatever  — video game, book, franchise, television show, movie, celebrity, you name it — to find each other, talk, read up on news and collectively geek out.

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