frontpage - 11:00 am on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
This thread is an interesting one to watch.
You can see the generation disconnect and outright hostility to something new -- social media.
It will never work, you can't make money on it, I will never join.
I am sure those who clinged to telegraph were saying the same thing about that new social media invention -- the telephone.
For those who remember when email came out, you saw the same thing. People frightened by something new, said they would never use email.
Now just yesterday, there was an article about whether or not websites would even still exist in the future, something surely to wake the Adsense zombies.
So what does that mean for the future of the website?
"In a few year's time there won't be such a thing as a website," claimed Boulton (the Web Archiving Team Lead from the Library of Congress). "With the rise of the social Web, now online experiences are built around the individual rather than around the organization."
So whereas websites are "destinations that you go to to find information," according to Boulton, the current era is increasingly about information coming to the individual - who interacts with it on devices like smartphones.