|Sunset in NC|
Well, maybe not quite yet, but if you blink, you might miss the metamorphosis happening in digital world because of the speed at which it's occurring. Here are a few mind blowing stats courtesy of the ieee Spectrum magazine feature about the competition for the social space in the Web:
- Global shipments of smartphones recently exceeded PCs for the first time.
- Carriers activate 350,000 phones daily that run Google's Android Operating System.
- Around 15 percent of Google's search volume is estimated to come from mobile devices.
- 10 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple's App Store.
- 250 million users access Facebook on their mobile devices.
- 40 percent of all tweets come from mobile platform.
|Haight St, San Francisco|
The only thing that could save the Web experience, in my opinion, is if the user is the website. In other words, I am, so to speak, the online destination. You can check out my favorite sites/content, networks, writing, interests, etc in a way that's kinda like going over to a friend's house and hanging out, using their stuff, experiencing their vibe, exchanging ideas, whatever.
Instead of you "traveling" to different sites to cruise content, you come to my site because you know I have an intense interest in something you want more info on, click on one of my many favorite sites on the subject, and the content is delivered to you at my site so you don't actually have to leave my "house," so to speak. This isn't the same as opening a site in a new browser. I've got more thoughts about this, but I think I'll save it for another post.