The internet was never about thinking. It’s always been about transferring information. The personal computer and then phones made unfiltered information transfer into a market for porn, then the faecesbooks of social media.
Thinking is not a core economic tool. Volume and quantity of information can be, but the basic economic resources are sex, energy, deception, fear, and hunger.
Thinking is an activity similar to being useful to place: it’s only significant when the rest of the environment/society stops being useless and unthinking for a second or two.