How Long Will Google and Facebook Be With Us?
In the Internet world, change has always been coming, but it continues to come at us more quickly each time. When the Web really changed the way we used the Internet, AOL was a major household name, and dial-up modems were the norm. Then, the Web evolved to what’s been called “Web 2.0″—the social Internet. Web 2.0 gave us Facebook, MySpace, blogs, and Wikipedia.
Now, in less time than it took to go from “Web 1.0″ to 2.0, we may be preparing to jump out of the Web completely, causing one of the largest paradigm shifts for the Web since the whole thing started.
With each succeeding generation in tech, it seems the prior generation can’t quite wrap its head around the subtle changes that the next generation brings. Web 1.0 companies did a great job of aggregating data and presenting it in an easy to digest portal fashion[...] When Web 2.0 companies began to emerge, they seemed to gravitate to the importance of social connections[...] We will never have Web 3.0, because the Web’s dead.
Curious? Is the Web really dead? To understand more about what Eric Jackson means, check out the full article from Forbes.