Filed under: Digital culture, Geek stuff | Tags: Kevin Kelly, Mike Walsh, San Francisco, The digital future, The Fourth Estate, Tim Berners Lee, web 2.0, Web 2.0 Summit, Web trends, Wired Magazine
An interesting post here from Mike Walsh who writes The Digital Future that’s definitely worth a read if like me, you’re wondering where to next…
So what’s next for the Web?
[Mike's post starts here]
It was the unspoken question of many who gathered at the Web2.0 Summit in San Francisco this week. For Kevin Kelly, founder of Wired magazine, it all came down to a number – 6,527. Or, the exact number of days until now since Tim Berners Lee made the first webpage. All the innovation, the new wealth, disruptions in traditional media and the millions of Wikipedia entries – a seemingly impossible scale of human endeavor – had been created in that relatively short span. So, what are we likely to see in the next 6500 days?
For a start, it’s becoming clear that 2008 will be an inflection point for the industry. In her annual high altitude scan of the new media landscape, Morgan Stanley internet analyst Mary Meeker pointed out that relative amount of time that consumers spent on websites has changed dramatically. When you look at the metric of global minutes, over the last two years YouTube and Facebook have gained over 500 basis points of relative share, at the expense of traditional portal incumbents Yahoo! and MSN. (more…)