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Web Trends


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An overview list of resources that explore emerging web trends in 2009.

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Web Trends

  1. 1. Internet Update (October 8, 2009) Web Trends Top 5 Web Trends of 2009 in-2009 McManus, Richard. “Understanding the New Web Era: Web 3.0, Linked Data, Semantic Web. May 14, 2009 a_web_30_linked_data_s.php Berners-Lee, Tim. “The Next Web”. February 2009 [video presentation] Kevin Kelly on the Next 5000 Days of the Web [video presentation] ays_of_the_web.html Web 3.0 Concepts Explained in Plain English Perez, Sarah. “In 8 years, online video consumption will be measured in exabytes [billion gigabytes]. September 8, 2009 • Mobile broadband users accessing the net via laptops and netbooks will consume 1.8 exabytes of video per month. • Top region for video consumption will be Asia Pacific (53% of traffic), followed by Europe (26%) and North America (14%) mption_will_be_measured_in_exabytes.php#more Digital Britain: Final Report, 12 June 2009 …on 15 June 2009, 20 hours of new content were posted on YouTube every minute, 494 exabytes of information were transferred seamlessly across the globe, over 2.6 billion mobile minutes were exchanged across Europe, and millions of enquiries were made using a Google algorithm Case Studies Young people and families are increasingly viewing digital technologies as the norm, including for music listening, multi-channel television, e-
  2. 2. commerce and shopping, research and school work and staying in contact through email and mobile phones. Education is being transformed in schools and universities through the use of online whiteboards, animation technology in lessons, remote and virtual learning and new IT suites where children are taught to safely navigate the web, store and protect their own content and practise web design. Health care delivery is changing with the use of digital data to enhance record keeping, access test results, update the latest research, make prescriptions and improve appointment schedules. Small businesses are using digital technology to revolutionise how they operate through online marketing and sales, improving accounting and internal procedures, online tax returns and record keeping and payments. The Internet enables such small businesses to reach a global audience for their products. Bigger businesses are transforming their working practices through the use of broadband communications, intranets, webcasts, online advertising and dealer and customer relationships. Digital technology is transforming everything from product design to purchasing portals and customer communications. Families and older people are using digital technology to communicate through email, engaging with their local communities, communicating with relatives across the globe on webcams and for information and advice, care and support Broadband Dutz, Mark, Orszag, Jonathan, Willig, Robert. “The Substantial Consumer Benefits of Broadband Connectivity for U.S. Households.” Commissioned by the Internet Innovation Alliance, July 2009 • Consumers receive more than $30 billion of net benefits from the use of broadband at home. • Among all households in 2008 (including those off-line): 82 percent of Asian households were connected to broadband, while only 57 percent of black/African-American households had adopted it. • 84 percent of “GenY” households (ages between 18 and 24) were connected to broadband at home, while only 43 percent of senior households (ages 65+) had adopted it. • 83 percent of college graduate households were connected to broadband at home, while only 38 percent of households with less than high school diplomas had adopted it. • by 2008, 57 percent of households had home broadband connections.
  3. 3. . Broadband is not only much faster than dial-up, but it is typically provided in a way that it is “always on.” The combination of speed and availability makes home broadband connectivity an extraordinarily powerful and flexible tool that is already widely used for entertainment, work and job searches, news, health care, shopping, personal finances, social networking, and interactions with government. reports/CONSUMER_BENEFITS_OF_BROADBAND.pdf Information and Communications for Development 2009. World Bank Report “High Speed Internet Enables Growth, Job Creation, and Good Governance” • Access to affordable broadband Internet and mobile phone services enables development across all levels of the economy and society • Governments should work with the private sector to accelerate rollout of broadband networks, and to extend access to low- income consumers • Information technology services industries create jobs, especially among youth • Modern, technology-enabled governments are more efficient, transparent and responsive Overview and selected chapters available at Brogan, Patrick S. “The Economic Benefits of Broadband and Information Technology” Media Law & Policy Journal, Spring 2009 New USTelecom analysis reveals that the broadband-fueled Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) industries far outpace all other sectors in contributions to U.S. economic growth and provide among the highest-earning, fastest-growing jobs in the country. The converging sectors of broadband, media and information technology add nearly $900 billion annually to the nation’s economy and are expanding at a rate that is two to five times faster than the overall U.S. economy. The USTelecom analysis also points out that jobs in the broadband/ICT sector pay 50% more than the hourly national average, and broadband-enabled jobs are projected to remain among the leading high-growth areas for at least the next 10 years.
  4. 4. Based on our analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics, there were more than 10 million broadband/ICT jobs in 2007, with 5.7 million in ICT industries such as broadband service providers, content producers and equipment manufacturers. Additionally, the data shows 4.4 million ICT-centric jobs in industries outside of the ICT sector (e.g., network administrators in schools and hospitals). And, these employment tallies do not count the many more jobs made possible by broadband as an enabling technology—for example, self-employed rural Americans working from home over the high-speed Internet. Social Media Gibbs, Jon. “Social Media: the Next Great Gateway for Content Discovery?” Nielsen Wire, October 5, 2009 Approximately 18 percent of online users see social media as a core navigation and information discovery tool. next-great-gateway-for-content-discovery/ The Nielsen Company reported [September 24, 2009] that time spent on social network and blogging sites accounted for 17 percent of all time spent on the Internet in August 2009, nearly triple the percentage of time spent on the sector a year ago. “While video and text content remain central to the Web experience – the desire of online consumers to connect, communicate and share is increasingly driving the medium’s growth.” content/uploads/2009/09/InternetSpend_SocialNetworks.pdf “Social Networking’s New Global Footprint.” Nielsen Wire, March 9, 2009 2/3 of world’s internet population visit social networking or blogging sites, accounting for almost 10% of all internet time. Time spent on social network and blogging sites is growing more than three times the rate of overall internet growth. global-footprint/
  5. 5. Full report: “Global Faces and Networked Places” available at content/uploads/2009/03/nielsen_globalfaces_mar09.pdf Social Media Quick Take, May 2009 content/uploads/2009/06/nielsen_pr_090619.pdf Shirkey, Clay. “How Social Media Can Make History”. June 2009 Video: _can_make_history.html