Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web

We're quietly replacing an open web that connects and empowers with one that restricts and commoditizes people. We need to stop it.
 
I quit Facebook seven months ago.
 
Despite its undeniable value, I think Facebook is at odds with the open web that I love and defend. This essay is my attempt to explain not only why I quit Facebook but why I believe we're slowly replacing a web that empowers with one that restricts and commoditizes people. And why we should, at the very least, stop and think about the consequences of that shift.

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