Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Internet is Dead and Boring (Except the Content)

Mark Cuban blogs about why The Internet is Dead and Boring.

Some of you may not want to admit it, but that's exactly what the net has become. A utility. It has stopped evolving. Your Internet experience today is not much different than it was 5 years ago.


In some respects, I kinda agree with Mark. I think innovation has declined over the years. I remember my the first time on the web. I remember when I first used the browser and visited my first website (Netscape). I remember signing up for my first web mail account (Hotmail) I remember when I first did a search on Yahoo. I remember when I first learned html and thought how cool it was to build my first web page. I remember when I first learned Javascript and could do a mouseover or an alert. I remember learning how to do a dynamic page with Perl. For all those things I had say to myself "WOW".

The technologies these days seem to be just "enhancements". For example, php is like asp, c# is like java and so on. There's nothing new in ajax or widgets.

I also agree with him with web 2.0. I remember when I signed up for my first social network. I signed up and stayed with it for a couple weeks. They seem to me just another message board or the next Geocities.

What I find really exciting about the web today is content. Back then, I found web content to be quite boring. I love reading blogs on a variety of topics. I think blogging is really nice. I also think playlist and music sites like Last.fm and Imeem are supremely cool. What about video? It's not there yet.

What do I think is the next cool thing? Let me think about it. Stay tuned.

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