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Reading a very interesting book Read, Write, Own by Chris Dixon (MIT Press)[^] and it got me thinking about how few sites I actually visit these days.

Remember the old days when there were multiple search engines (altavista, askjeeves, yahoo, lycos, etc.)?
Remember those days when you visited actual web sites instead of just scrolling down a feed on social media?

from Read, Write, Own intro...
Starting in the mid-2000s, a small group of big companies wrenched control away. Today the top 1 percent of social networks account for 95 percent of social web traffic and 86 percent of social mobile app use. The top 1 percent of search engines account for 97 percent of search traffic, and the top 1 percent of e-commerce sites account for 57 percent of e-commerce traffic.
Outside of China, Apple and Google account for more than 95 percent of the mobile app store market. In the past decade, the five biggest tech companies grew from about 25 percent to nearly 50 percent of the market capitalization of the Nasdaq-100. Startups and creative people increasingly depend on networks run by megacorporations like Alphabet(parehnt of Google and YouTube), Amazon, Apple, Meta (parent of Facebook & Instagram), and Twitter (rebranded as X) to find customers, build audiences and connect with peers.

The internet got intermediated, in other words. The network went from pemisionless to permissioned.


Well, here's one web site that I stumbled upon yesterday and it really has some great articles: Henrik Warne's blog | Thoughts on programming…[^]

How many sites would you say you visit each day?

I'm probably at about 6-8 :
codeproject
dev.to
stackoverflow
amazon
linkedin
youtube
oreilly (books)
microsoft dev docs
instructables .com
I use duckduckgo for search

That's about it.

Even though everything is about "curated" content now and a lot of people just want "processed media blocks" to tell them what to view, the old days were more fun, I think.
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