Must-Read: Charlie Stross: A Question About the Future of the World Wide Web
A Question About the Future of the World Wide Web: “The current state of the ad-funded web…:
…is a death-spiral…. Casual information consumers won’t pay for access to paywalled sites, and a lot of the struggling/bottom-feeding resources on the web are engaged in a zero-sum game for access to the same eyeballs that are increasingly irritated by the clickbait and attention-grabbing excesses of the worst advertisers…. Is there any way to get to a micro-billing infrastructure from where we are today that doesn’t involve burning down the web and starting again from scratch?