Bureau of Programming


You’re (Still) the Product

Parimal Satyal writes about the web’s increasing user-hostility:

We’re quietly replacing an open web that connects and empowers with one that restricts and commoditizes people.

What the author misses is the commercialization of the platform. The web as we know it today is run by professional, profit-seeking organizations. Unless users collectively begin paying for content, and earn the right to a better experience, there’s no upside for publishers to change course.