Web 3 is a return to the wild spirit of the internet

Starting at the dawn of the Web, retroactively called Web 1, a new generation of writers and artists stormed onto the Internet, independent of a publisher, promoter, or label. In time, many of them would become leading cultural figures: writers and editors Cory Doctorow, Paul Ford and Choire Sicha, musicians Justin Bieber and Adele, cartoonists Kate Beaton of ‘Hark! A Vagrant” and Randall Munroe of “xkcd” and political pundits Ana Marie Cox, Markos Moulitsas and Josh Marshall. All of these and more were first featured on personal websites and early, barely moderated networks like Blogger and Myspace. , anarchic spirit of Web 1 came from these kinds of people, many of them very weird, who came on their own terms.

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