>it's all SEOs, paywalls and ads, once that is gone, the shit parts of the Internet will be too.
Link extremely related:
If the surveillance/advertising/datamining/botnet bubble pops, the entire corporate web and its SNSs could die overnight.
Quick reminder WWW was just supposed to be HTML+CSS via HTTP, for creating/editing/distributing hypertext documents, with GUI editing integrated into all clients using a standard open library, raw markup and URLs never supposed to be seen nor touched by humans.
Both the 1-way consoomer "Web 1.0" and the monstrous JS hodgepodge of "Web 2.0" are perverse accidents of history.
Note there was an attempt by the web's original authors to fight all this, and right the course of the web with semantic metadata:
But it was scuppered by Google/Apple in the fight between W3C vs. WHATWG, resulting in the death of XHTML in favor of HTML5.