Less browse, more get

“As much as we love the open, unfettered Web, we’re abandoning it for simpler, sleeker services that just work.”
-Source: Chris Anderson, Wired, 8/16/10

(click on image to enlarge: ‘Proportion of total US internet traffic’)









Now we’re talking! The idea of ‘substantive getting’ I like a lot.
Additional pulls from the article that caught my attention:

– It’s driven primarily by the rise of the iPhone model of mobile computing, and it’s a world Google can’t crawl, one where HTML doesn’t rule.
– Less about browsing, more about getting

I am gong to assume that web includes search and does not include those things to the left (newsgroups, email, etc.) or the
right (peer-to-peer and video). Very interesting this ‘peer-to-peer’ space. The ‘mobile’ piece is worth flagging as well.
I do believe that the leading value of peer to peer is the real-time conversational element offered. I think what’s different is the speed of talk and spread given technology. I also think that we are just beginning to figure out the substantiate value of the talk. There’s a lot of crap chatter- this is the first level. The second will be in gathering/offering a collective point of view.
Gathering information from other people, re: ‘the community’ is not new. What’s new, is openly classifying the validity of the shared information, and the speed at which this can/is happening. Look to values and needs for future projections. I think we’re in those bottom tiers today–