The Web Is More About Free Communication Than Transactions
from the pay-attention dept
However, what it does highlight is the fact that people still do view the web as a communication and conversational platform. This is a point that is important. The internet was always intended and used as a communication platform. Then, suddenly, there was a burst of latecomers in the 90's who thought it was actually a marketplace platform. And in the last few years, there are many who believe it's a broadcast platform. The neat thing is that, as a communications platform it can handle and allow those other things to take place (flexibility is great), but the core purpose of the internet has always been as a communications platform. Other stuff will happen and live on it, but pretending that it's not a communication platform, and working to limit the ability to communicate online will always backfire.