The end user: A Troubling Trend

Article on IHT, observing that choices are narrowing as a few sites are coming to dominate the Internet.

The emergence of a few dominant sites may simply reflect the fact that there is less aimless surfing of the Web than there used to be. It is as if, having reveled in the endless array of hyperlinks and where they might lead, people are using the Web more practically these days, going to the site where they have something to do and then logging off. Less exploring is going on, less wandering.

As a result of this concentration into a few Web sites, fewer people make decisions about what a large number of people see on their screens.