Kate connected the dots:
The Golden Rule applies. Them with the gold get to rule. If you have money, you can get the best online content. If you have money, you can use the best applications. Either way, you pay and pay by the month.
Who is to blame for this mess? The nature of the internet? Apple? Google and Facebook? Greedy advertisers? Whomever or whatever is to blame the whole conglomeration has congealed into a deadly sauce that threatens to divide humanity into the haves and have nots.