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If I had to put a label on LS in 2005 it was the formal start to the convergence of utility, data, mediums, and the all important user adoption. ( though many of us started the race long before the gunshot went off )
I enjoy the discussion - regardless of the year.
now Iím going to test local search and do some last minute shopping. Oh how I yearn for the days of ubiquitous data dissemination. :)
Happy Holidays all
2005: the serious marketplace buzz begins, the early push is on, this is real, this is happening now, first mover advantage thinking/action plan sets in deeply, it IS real, companies ARE doing it
2006: the selling of local becomes serious as the land grab mentality takes hold, the buzz starts to work it's way down to (prospective) endusers, endusers are still in a show me state of mind - but not all of them, Barry Diller in discussions to buy TrueLocal and Jake contemplates learning how to fly a private jet
[edited by: Webwork at 5:06 pm (utc) on Dec. 23, 2005]