The promise of the Internet has been ruined by advertising. There is no article you can read, video you can view, or social feed you can scroll through without being interrupted by some advertiser’s desperate attempt to steal your attention. Every time I experience this, I feel like I’ve been Rickrolled.
In the Web’s pay-per-click model, you get what you pay for. A race to the bottom. The result has been fake news, click bait, and creepy ad bots. I’ve had enough, and it appears that Ev Williams has, too. Will he have the courage to make Medium (and Twitter, for that matter) better than just “an extension of a broken system”?