Less than a decade ago, when we were first getting used to the idea of
an Internet, people described the act of going online as venturing into
some foreign realm called cyberspace. But that metaphor no longer
applies. MySpace, Flickr and all the other newcomers aren't places to
go, but things to do, ways to express yourself, means to connect with
others and extend your own horizons. Cyberspace was somewhere else. The
Web is where we live.
This weeks cover story on Newsweek by Steven Levy and Brad Stone does a great job in explaining to non techies what is currently happening. Good to see the use of the term the living web which I've always preferred over the term the live web. The web has been live since its birth however as it has become more accessible it has become more populated making it go from being merely live to living. I've written a chapter in Dino Inc called 'They just don't get it' which looks at this transition. More to follow …