Where did it come from?
1982: The term ‘internet’ is coined
1986: Internet newsgroups are born
1989: Tim Berners-Lee and the team at CERN invent the World Wide Web
1992: First audio and video broadcasts take place
1992: WWW opened to non-commercial use
1996: Flash 1.0
1997: Steve Jobs rejoins Apple, first ‘weblog’
1998: Google arrives
1999: Y2K panic, Blogger launched
2000: The DotCom bubble pops, Napster sued
2001: US regulators approve the merger of AOL and Time Warner
Who’s yo’ daddy?
“the World Wide Web is Berners-Lee's alone.
He designed it. He unleashed it on the world.
And he more than anyone else has fought
to keep it open, non-proprietary and
Time Magazine, 1999
The Life of the Web
It started with 1.0
The Use of Framesets
The First Browser War
HTML Forms Sent Via
Finding the potential
Technology - Access & Interact
Search - Links & Directories
Networks - Social & Commercial
Collaboration - Wiki
Content - Rich & Interactive
So what have we done?
2000: Google launches keyword advertising
2002: Friendster, RSS 2.0, Xbox Live
2003: mySpace, Second Life
2004: “Web 2.0” coined, Google IPO, flickr & Gmail launch
2005: GoogleMaps, YouTube, Xbox 360
2006: Wii, Facebook goes public
2007: iPhone, Google buys Doubleclick
2008 + ???
So what next?
Where do we go from here. . . . .
The meaning of data
I bet it’s very technical
Machines talking to machines
Surely there’s more to it?
Is our infrastructure fast enough?
In short, no
Symmetric Data Flow
What does it mean for us?
In other words. . .
What you’re saying is?
SaaS / WaaS
High Def Online Video
Rich Internet Apps (Adobe Air)
An International Web
So what does the future hold?
Is it a scary place. . . .
Super High-Speed Internet - The Grid
Wireless Mesh Networks
The Rise of Simplicity
Total Technology Interfaces
It’s all about media!
I’ll leave you with this
Umair Haque at Havas Media Lab:
"In an interconnected world, media is everywhere: it’s the stuff that
plugs consumption and production together. The opportunities for
value creation are greater than ever before - but we must expand
our vision of what media is to be able to use them."