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Volt wrote

Agree and disagree. I think there's a lot about the tech that I like, but the big problem is that we have a handful of corporations steering the direction of the Web. There's a lot of good things that Web 2.0 could enable, but the surveillance-driven engagement-obsessed tech companies make the experience of actually using the Web less than pleasant.

I'm actually nostalgic for the early days of Web 2.0, where we just got wikis, AJAX, RSS, Dublin Core, and microformats. It felt like we were all heading towards a glorious renaissance of information sharing. Instead we got tracked, clickbaited, and advertised to on a massive scale. Capitalism ruins everything in the end.

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dark wrote

strong agree.

I trace the issue less to JS and more to defederation. Community controlled, distributed applications can have snazzy JS interfaces - Matrix(Synapse), Mastodon,...