August 18, 2010 at 2:49 pm #108519
According to this month’s Wired Magazine, the web as we know it, is evolving into it’s next phase: “the move from the wide-open Web to semi-closed platforms that use the Internet for transport but not the browser for display.” Driven by the mass proliferation/adoption/consumption of mobile apps by the seismic shift from personal computers to wireless mobile devices, the new paradigm is more about the getting and less about the searching, precisely what simpler sleeker mobile applications deliver.
Do you agree/disagree with Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff’s claim that the world wide web is “dead.”
August 18, 2010 at 3:25 pm #108539
I definitely see his point. It really plays in with all these moves to clouds and how each cloud has it’s own servers and log-ins.
I wouldn’t say dead but dying
August 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm #108537
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Wired makes an interesting, albeit not new, point. Many continue to debate the sustainability of the web as we know it. Like most technologies, the web is adapting to its user-base and evolving.
August 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm #108535
Gartner: By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide.
August 18, 2010 at 8:09 pm #108533
This is total crap. The Web is no more dead than TV and Music. The fact that you can now view the web through apps on mobile devices says to me that the web has simply evolved. Every application built on all the mobile devices are essentially channel of the web. So instead of changing channels the old way by moving around the antennas on the TV set, or by browsing through until you find something other than snow, you now have a remote control and hundreds of channels. Its all still browsing. We can all still create “websites” in this new evolution by creating our own mobile apps, or channels.
August 18, 2010 at 8:45 pm #108531
I agree completely. Also, this “More about getting and less about searching” nonsense is getting out of hand. More and more apps, including those on traditional web platforms, seem to be trying to think for me rather than provide me with a range of options (search) to choose from. For all the functionality supposedly provided by some of these newer apps, I consistently find applying the card catalogue search skills I learned in the 60s to Google search produces the most useful information in the least amount of time in most instances.
August 19, 2010 at 1:49 am #108529
Wired is “tired” on this idea that the Web is dead.
August 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm #108527
I agree. The information in the article is interesting, and I agree that the web is changing rapidly with the advent of mobile apps, but the headline seems to just be a way to rattle cages and get more hits.
August 23, 2010 at 6:31 pm #108525
My first reaction was similar to the earlier posts that the “web” is just evolving. We even have version #s for it. Web 2.0 was about user generated content and social applications such as YouTube and Wikipedia, then version web 3.0 is vaguely and hopefully described as “the Web of Openness. This reflects the idea that the web will evlove to give us wht we want and that now includes breaking the data siloes and making the web ss a whole “smarter.”
But on reflection I think that is as much hope as likely prediction. I think there is something in this “move from the wide-open Web to semi-closed platforms that use the Internet for transport.” This is worrisome because it seems at odds with the spirit of openness that the “Web” embodied.
August 24, 2010 at 11:58 am #108523
It seems a little strange to me for the author to use something he considers dead to communicate his message.
August 24, 2010 at 4:07 pm #108521
Maybe he posted it from a Blackberry. 🙂
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