Anil Dash was one of the original bloggers that I followed way back in early 2000s.
He recently wrote about the ‘old web’. It’s a very interesting article – well worth a read.
Not all social web developments are evil. Personally I detest facebook but have embraced twitter recently after many years of dissing it.
The net has been like an outdoor music festival really. At first it’s niche. Only the really passionate followers embrace and enjoy it. Then as the years go by retards and fuckwits latch on, crowd it out and fuck it up by boozing till they drop, pretending to know the words and drinking expensive beer just to be seen drinking expensive beer. Twee.