A must read article by Ethan Zuckerman about how the web is build on the ad-based business model and how it's wrong.

The Internet's Original Sin

27/08/2014 - 02:00
Painting of Adam and Eve by  Jan Brueghel the Elder and Pieter Paul Rubens
We need to take a bite of the apple if we want everything to be free.

Because just showing ads isn't enough anymore. Every free service you use is watching you and making a detailed profile so it can show you targeted ads. This isn't new but it is refreshing to see how Zuckerman tries to explain how we got here and why the Web has to change on it's most fundamental levels.