Snippet: The Web We Lost ☇

Shared on December 17, 2012

Anil Dash fears that users seem to be losing sight of the big picture, when primarily posting to social networks:

This isn’t our web today. We’ve lost key features that we used to rely on, and worse, we’ve abandoned core values that used to be fundamental to the web world. To the credit of today’s social networks, they’ve brought in hundreds of millions of new participants to these networks, and they’ve certainly made a small number of people rich.

But they haven’t shown the web itself the respect and care it deserves, as a medium which has enabled them to succeed. And they’ve now narrowed the possibilites of the web for an entire generation of users who don’t realize how much more innovative and meaningful their experience could be.

He provides some good perspective, made me feel a bit nostalgic, and gives everyone who is publishing content something to think about.

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