The Web is an ecosystem.
Ecosystem: a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment.
It is an environment with which we as organisms live and interact within on a daily basis. While not a physical environment, it definitely influences and affects our physical world, just as our physical world influences and affects it.
Environment: The complex of social and cultural conditions affecting the nature of an individual or community.
It is comprised of the social and cultural conditions that affect us.
Condition: A mode or state of being.
It is our state of being as a people, here and now today (although I’d say primarily from the viewpoint of those within the rich countries of the world).
Being: The state or quality of having existence.
It is the state or quality of our existence.
State: A condition or mode of being, as with regard to circumstances: a state of confusion.
Quality: An inherent or distinguishing characteristic; a property.
And when it comes down to it, like so many other things in our life, we must make a choice between an existence of just being or a distinguishing existence.
Choice: The act of choosing; selection.
Distinguishing: To perceive as being different or distinct.
The Web is what we choose to make it, just as we ourselves, as a people on this planet, are what we choose to be. With every choice though comes consequences and responsibilties. Are we ready and willing to accept them? Or do we feel that our existence is not what we wish it to be and do we desire to choose another different one? The choice is yours. Be what you wish to be, what you wish the Web to be, and what you wish the world to be in every choice you make every day.