Over the past few decades a significant portion of the economy has shifted. Once upon a time companies and services were geared toward enticing you out of your money.
Instagram and the Cult of the Attention Web: How the Free Internet is Eating Itself
Jesse Weaver

Seems like you’re choosing to forget that TV, radio and print — the most comparable business to non-commerce Internet businesses — were all predicated on enticing you of your time so as to attract more advertising revenue. That hasn’t changed at in past few decades, just the medium it’s delivered upon