This is an awesome, must-read article about the evolution of the web and what has gone missing over the last years. If you have been on the web for more than 10 years, you can remember and relate to a lot of things mentioned. This is definitely something that makes you wonder and is worth thinking about.
The tech industry and its press have treated the rise of billion-scale social networks and ubiquitous smartphone apps as an unadulterated win for regular people, a triumph of usability and empowerment. They seldom talk about what we've lost along the way in this transition, and I find that younger folks may not even know how the web used to be.
Read the full article here: The Web We Lost