This is what the internet has become as the phenomenon of the ‘walled garden’ becomes more prominent and interconnected through all the various platforms we use. Facebook is connected to your Instagram as well as your Spotify account which shows you ads based on what you’ve like on Facebook which then figures out your location to show you events that are happening near you which is all on your phone so you know, they’ve got your phone number too. Before you know it, everything has become interconnected and your entire life is on the internet and is no longer in your control.
This may make our lives slightly more convenient as the information relevant to us is shown however it removes an enormous part of the internet that could provide us with new information and broaden our knowledge and views that lie outside of this walled garden. This can be seen as Indians have begun to fight against the walled garden. The internet began as a place to share and access information freely and this notion is being compromised through the walled garden. What is the future of the internet? Will we have freedom of information or continue having curated content?