Who Do The AI Genies Work For?

John Battelle
8 min readApr 3, 2023

(Original Post on Searchblog)

Of all the structural problems “Web 2” has brought into the world — and there are too many to list — one of the most vexing is what I call the “meta-services” problem. Today’s commercial internet encourages businesses and services to create silos of our data — silos that can not and will not connect to each other. Because of business model constraints (most big services are…

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John Battelle

A Founder of The Recount, NewCo, Federated Media, sovrn Holdings, Web 2 Summit, Wired, Industry Standard; writer on Media, Technology, Culture, Business