I miss the good old days of the blogosphere. Remember when print and television news had very little presence on the Intertubes? Remember when the internet was virtually ad-free, except for porn? Remember when comment threads were unmoderated? Remember when bloggers bragged, “We say ‘fuck’ a lot.”
Best of all: Everything was free!
My favorite thing about the Dodge City Days of the internet was the occasional opportunity to provide immediate and unfiltered feedback to celebrities, politicians, and members of the media priesthood. Turns out they were not used to being called out for their dumbassery and douchebaggyness.
If the social media giants were conservative Republicans the Democrats would have no problems recognizing the existential threat that Big Tech is to freedom.