The Web is not Dead

Submitted by Eric Buth on Tue, 08/17/2010 - 4:49pm.
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When I got on the subway the other day I noticed the front page of Wired read "The Web is Dead", a bold statement. A number of websites spent some time today taking apart this claim, including Boing Boing which points out that not only is the web far from dead, it has been and still is growing at an increasing rate. They also rightly point out that bandwidth is a poor measure of "use" especial when you are comparing video and so on.

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Pranav Garg Says:
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 11:18am

Just to add to it Google is putting investments in companies producing apps on these platforms (like Android, iPhone), also lately they have been acquiring companies in mobile space actively right from Admob(which does advertising on iphone), analytics. etc.

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Brian Hughes Says:
Tue, 08/17/2010 - 8:08pm

The different graphics ("data visualizations") are striking. Very interesting in light of last week's seminar with the author behind Junk Charts.

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Melanie Hibbert Says:
Tue, 08/17/2010 - 6:27pm

The web may not be dead, but has Google sold out?

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Eric Buth Says:
Tue, 08/17/2010 - 6:44pm

At times like this, we should all remember that Google is in advertising and always has been. It sounds weird to say an advertising company sold out, but yeah, they sold out.

In my opinion Wired got it backwards. The Internet (as a concept) is dying, the web is gonna be ok.