The incoming internet switch-up

Things are changing fast and all at once on the internet.

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It feels like a good chunk of the previously untouchable “tech giants” that rose to popularity (and generated buckets of money) over the last ten years are falling apart all at once.

Predictions for the future

These sites figuratively crashing and burning is likely going to open up some space for new fun places on the internet.

Things I’d say are a sure bet

Honestly, I think that a lot of the new “big things on the internet” are already out there, and have probably already effectively replaced their aging social counterparts.

Here’s what I’ve been enjoying and am confident will continue to succeed:

Niche apps I hope will take off

I also have a few niche pieces of tech that I really like using, and hope will take off in a more mainstream way. At the same time, I’m enough of a realist to know that niche apps tend to be a niche for a reason.

Something else exciting

I just want something that makes me feel stoked to open a browser again.

Whatever this is, it probably won’t end up being a “social app” in the lane of “Facebook 2”. Things like r/place on Reddit, or other internet-enabled communal experiences seem like a happier, more positive, path to go down.

I don’t know, something amazing I guess.

About me

I'm Mykal Machon, I'm a web developer / coffee nerd from British Columbia, Canada. I'm currently working at the University of the Fraser Valley as a Systems Analyst.

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