The Shape Of Things To Come

The internet is an increasingly goofy place — formerly great websites gutted, excellent writers/creators put out of work, horrible user experience, enshittification wherever you look. The algorithm is a trick, SEO an unknowable riddle, social media a bad joke. Like so many other things, this downward spiral feels inescapable/inevitable. But the spiral isn’t the only option. In fact, it’s easy to go back to a simpler World Wide Web, an Edenic online experience made up of unique digital gardens with unusual perspectives and outlooks. Nothing’s perfect — that’s for sure. But there’s gotta be a better way.