Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The new Net
Do you Twitter? Do you have a Facebook profile? What does your avatar look like? Do you still listen to FM or do you Pandora or anywhere.fm? Do you Digg, or have tagged?
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then you are probably married and over 35 years old - give or take a few years and probably have young children under 6 in the house.
Sure, the internet is still your stomping ground with Amazon, CNN.com, instant messaging, Ebay and now you think blogs are cool and hip. You buy a lot online from gap.com, Zappos and the like, but you still call your friends with you land line or mobile even though you get asked to get on Skype.
I've got some bad news for you. The next net has passed you by and isn't targeted towards you. Bummer, eh?
When did this happen? And more importantly, how?
Its easy. The guys (and gals) that are building the new Net are single, young and use technology in a completely different way than you. You see your mobile phone - they see an IP capable device. They don't have or pay for POTS (plain old telephone service) lines and never will. They're world is mobile. On the move. Sure they'll settle down just like you - eventually. But until then the world's spinning and they're running hard and fast to develop net apps that work in their world of entertainment, communications and of course, dating.
They're not building the net for you. They're building it for themselves.
They're creating virtual worlds while at the same time connecting in the real world in new ways. Every day. All night. Plugged in. Powered on and volume cranked.
Their work will effect your world. It already is changing around you in ways you can't imagine.