It was never a thing of beauty, it's a Fireship.
It was convenient and, being convenient, we used it - initially for our convenience and little else - then came SPAM, and that led to ADVERTISING, and the Internet became a way to get rich by selling useless crap (including politicians) to the innocent.
As I was browsing the Internet by St. Pauls,
A pretty young lady grabbed me by my ... hyperlink.
She said you look like a man of pluck,
Why not come and ... take this brief Internet Survey...