tictoc - 4:23 pm on Jul 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google is not going anywhere for a long time! I think that Apple will be taking some of their market share via iphone searches and gain more money from iphone app advertising which could spell big trouble.. but I think us computer geeks are not going to drop our computers anytime soon to use an iphone 100% of the time.
Social won't be the final stage. Facebook will have its day in the sun. And in 5-7 years, the next phase will come along.
And yes, there was a phase before portals. From the mid-80s to 1994, the web was centered around Usenet.
Yeah I hardly think Facebook can count as a portal but maybe it is headed in that direction. I still use Yahoo homepage for my portal its clean and not any spam that you would get on facebook. Facebook needs to be more of something you do when you have free time not at work...that is unless you are marketing with facebook which turns out to be pretty easy to do just time consuming.