I realized that the internet as we know it is dying. We are no longer in the testing phase or the learning curve as a society. The internet as it is, a cloud full of information - too much information if you ask me -, opinions, tutorials, videos, POS platforms etc is coming to an end.
We, as a globalized society, are no longer accessing official websites or browsing as we used to, but we are using social media as our main interaction point with other people, businesses, content creators and even government entities.
Think about it, whenever you want to buy something, you search for the Facebook page of the business or store you know has the product; if you want to complain about a service or present a formal issue regarding a product, you send a Tweet out; if you want to follow every step of a famous person or public figure, you don't read the newspaper waiting to see if they report something about the person, you just follow them on Instagram. I could go on and on about this but I think you get the point.
This presents a problem... An immense problem for our freedom as a society.
The corporatization of social media and big government influencing the modern model of the World Wide Web and social media
The web as we know it will be dead by the end of 2020. And that's a good thing.
Facebook sells your personal information. You are a piece of data ready to be sold to the highest bidder in order to be able to sell you random products or services. You think your private messages are indeed private? Think again, a few months ago billions of messages from millions of conversations were accessed by different governments and private entities. That´s not it. You can get banned from Facebook for Hate Speech by just having an unpopular opinion.
Youtube is falling apart as creators are searching for any and every way to get OFF the platform and find a way to make money elsewhere. Between copyright and demonitization issues the site is dying at an absurdly rapid pace. The whole deplatforming issue with Alex Jones from Info Wars and the corporate war against PewDiePie are the best examples of how YouTube is doomed.
Tumblr banned their primary user base and demographic content consumers. All the NSFW content creators are leaving the platform and are searching for a new place to share their creation.
Flickr is - out of the blue - charging their userbase a yearly fee for something that used to be completely free. Now, if a user doesn´t pay the platform, their pictures will be eliminated from their servers.
Patreon is censoring and demonetizing the users who don´t align with their political agenda, effectively censoring them at best, making their users drop out at worst. Patreon is also not allowing porn creators to get Patreon´d.
Paypal is deciding who can and who can't transfer money for arbitrary reasons. Yeah, as a centralized entity, they are deciding who can and who can´t acces and transfer their funds depending on non-economical, but political and social reasons.
Twitter is a cess pool of a left wing echo chamber. If you don´t agree with someone or if you have unpopular opinion, you will get reported by groups of SJW´s who will get you banned from the platform without any explanations from the central entity which is Twitter.
Not even a multi billion dollar market such as porn is free from this chronic of an announced death. Hentaihaven shut down and is being revived by fakku, meaning that it will be monetized to hell.
It is all just crumbling down before our eyes. I hope these people find a new place where they can browse, create content and interact without fear of being censored, punished and deplatformed...
Oh wait. If I remember correctly, the Steem Ecosystem has all that and more, right?
- Content sharing: We have @steempeak, @partiko, @steeve and many more. (Hasta la vista, Facebook).
- Video creation: Hello @dtube (Bye bye, Youtube).
- Micro Blogging: Heard of @zappl? (Au revoir, Twitter)
- Photo sharing: I present you @steepshot (Auf wiedersehen, Instagram)
- Interactive Ask me Anything: Welcome @musing (Sayonara, Ask.com)
- Funding and sponsoring projects: I´ll be damned, @fundition (Smell ya later, Patreon and Kickstarter)
- Do you think Food Blogs are still in? Think again, we have @tasteem.
- Decentralized Corporate approach: @oracle-d is here to represent Steem.
- Wordpress? Hell Nah, we have @steempress-io
Do we have a DPorn? Do we need a DChan? Is it worthy to check out a Dstories (Like Snapchat and IG Stories?) Only the market will tell, but I now all these apps are just the beginning.
I could go on and on about how complete is the Steem Ecosystem and how we have what it takes to welcome the users who are tired of the Mainstream Social Media who only thinks of them as numbers, but I think my message is pretty clear here.
Steem is the Internet of the future. With all the dApps growth ratio and the tens of platforms and projects that appeared in 2018 - just a bit more than two years after Steem was launched - I think it´s safe to assume that by the end of 2019, we will have hundreds of different dApps and platforms effecetively providing an answer - or an option - to all those content creators who are completely tired of the Main Stream Media.
The question is, are you aware that you are an early adopter? Did you know that is our duty to spread the word about Steem and how it can literally change lives?
The issue is, are we ready for Mass Adoption? Only time will tell. One thing is certain, I´m doing everything I can to get one step closer to Mass adoption, are you in, or not?