Saturday, October 9, 2010

The closing cirlce of the internet.

Sorry about the lack of posting, I've been busy I guess.

Today I'm going to discuss an issue that could possible kill off the internet we love today. I love the internet because of the amount of access you have. The weirdness and the creativity is what makes the internet special. An interesting thing is happening though, as these websites get larger and incorporated into businesses the rest of the internet shrinks. Why would people build sites about certain things when people will just look at Wikipedia? Why go to a different social network when all your friends are on Facebook and Twitter? When you have businesses and even the government using these large sites it gets harder and harder to pull away from the circle of "big business" on the internet. Now it's pretty hard to get your site places without using Facebook, hell even this blog has options to hook into Facebook right below. Then you have people like dear old Mum who go on to check their email and watch Johnny's Myspace. It just forces the whole spectrum of the internet to shrink.

There's not much you can do to stop this either. All I can recommend is watch your browsing habits for a few days and see how variety you have. Visit some new sites and try new things, you might even like what you read. I did this and I found I spend to much time on "big sites" and now I scroll through blogs and try to find some interesting stuff you don't normally see, just have fun with it.

13 comments:

  1. I agree strongly. This applies to life as well. Try new things, friend.

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  2. Ahmen, Bruddah. It's just to constricting.

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  3. I'm on a lot of smaller sites, as they get more in depth than the big ones. Like you'd never learn how to cook up a load for a 500 grain bullet in a 45-70 with smokeless powder in a strong action.

    I think small websites are just fine. They don't spread themselves thin.

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  4. I always disagreed with this idea of "Main St. internet" in which the chain stores move in and chase out the mom-and-pop ones.

    A website doesn't require a steady stream of people to visit it, like a business does. The internet will always have eccentric sites.

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  5. agree!
    anyways cool blog, i'll follow!

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  6. Yes, I agree 100%. "Big Internet" is almost or even more threatening then government regulation.
    Google owns youtube and blogger, which means it has at least 3 of the top 10 visited internet sites.

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  7. I can't wait until Google owns the moon...

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