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The future internet will be in hands of companies?

Is internet for amateurs anymore?

     
2:18 pm on Jan 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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In my opinion, the most important feature of internet is its accessibility. Anybody can make a web and show it to the world. This happens for the first time in History. And IMO, that is the spirit of this technology.
You do not need an advanced programming knowledge, only a basic HTML is enough.

But, is this situation changing? Are we going towards a more professional Internet?
The technology is developing and now there are more “tools” available: languajes (PHP, Java), applications (Wikies…), SEO, etc. etc etc.. These “tools” are not for “basic amateurs”. Can anybody survive today only with HTML? And tomorrow?

Internet can be very profitable. This attracts big companies. Can an individual even professional) compete against the big companies? Will Internet be in hand of big companies tomorrow? There will be place for “anonymous” editors?

Do you think the evolution is like this: amateurs -> professionals -> big companies ?

4:49 pm on Jan 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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[guote]Is internet for amateurs anymore?[/quote]

With wordpress, blogger, et al and alot of hosting companies providing wysiwyg page builders I'd say Yes. (people don't een need to know HTML)

5:37 pm on Jan 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The internet used to be for big companies, but now it is evolving for amateurs, and let me tell you it is a good and bad thing. Big companies will still have their place, but the aggregated voice of the everyday Joe is getting stronger and stronger.
5:39 pm on Jan 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Basic amateurs develop into tomorrows professionals and experts

All the techs you describe can be learned by sufficiently motivated individuals

Furthermore, except where a business is restricted by law , usually to protect the majority of us from bad work, most businesses can be challenged by individuals, to an extent, off course with success may come size, then suddenly,, one has a new corporate