I don’t like the fact that I depend on Google for so much. I don’t like the fact that I’m even here on Facebook. [I have a number of friends who deleted their FB’s years ago, wanting nothing to do with it]. They use alternative video sites than youtube, other social networks like the federated ones… but I could never fully join them.
I like the gossip available on common networks too much, alas.
Web 2.0 and “the semantic web” was the last time I had hope for the net. Large, freely sharable data, no longer being tied down to a single “website” like 4chan or facebook or twitter or google…
My only hope is the independent startups at this point. Some of the smartphone based apps that are non-web offers some hope to regular people to escape these corporate gardens. [just to enter other ones but at least they’re smaller where you can have more influence].
I was good at gaming google for a while though. 2007-2012 I made a shit ton of money off them. So I can’t complain really.