Are we moving to Intranets again?

My brother-in-law was in town last week and he has been in the IT field for as long as me. We were talking about the days of BBS (Bulletin Board Services) and AOL.

Back in the day when the “internet” was closed off communities. Then it grew into what we now know as the internet but there is a TON of crap… so its almost like we are reverting back to internets.

Think about it. Facebook is a place where we can keep in touch with our friends… get news or whatever. We never have to leave.

If we want information we can enter the wikipedia intranet.

Almost all of my favorite websites have apps for my phone or ipad. Its basically just a browser for their website.. But is this where we are headed?

So with all the crap clouding the internet are intranets the future?