How Big Tech Tamed the Wild Web

If something is made with the intention to NOT be controlled by anyone, for the sake of freedom, it WILL be surrounded by the greedy ones

FadinGeek
The Modern Scientist

--

The internet’s story is one of a dream turning sour. Originally envisioned as a free and open space for anyone to explore and contribute, it’s increasingly resembling a collection of corporate-owned plantations.

In the beginning, the web was a wild frontier. Tim Berners-Lee, a pioneer in the field, designed it with open access in mind. This free-flowing environment fueled a wave of creativity and innovation. Anyone with an idea could contribute to the ever-expanding online world.

What Happened :(

However fast forward to post 2000s… The arrival of tech giants like Google and Facebook marked a turning point. These companies built empires on the open platform Berners-Lee created, but instead of keeping it open, they fenced it in. The once-vibrant online commons became a patchwork of “plantations,” tightly controlled environments where a select few call the shots.

--

--

FadinGeek
The Modern Scientist

Tech ⚙️ Finance $ | Learning & Trying | Sharing discoveries & mistakes #lifelonglearner