IdeaEconomy.net - Creativity, Innovation, Ideas and Trends for Business

IdeaEconomy.Net

Ideas are the Only Currency in the New Economy

Goodbye Facebook, You won’t be Needed in the Future

October 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Collaboration

Big Ideas: The future of social media will not be application specific, it will be built in to the operating systems of all the devices we use.
Some sort of  ‘Social IP’ address will connect all of our interactions, rather than applications like Facebook and Twitter

Stowe Boyd has a fascinating article discussing our social future.

Here are some highlights:

I believe that Facebook represents the high water mark of social networking, as we understand it today, a time dominated by social networking applications, as if our social interaction is something best managed in a single enormous database, whose rows and tables are designed by a small group of developers in one company.

Facebook is the new AOL.
Facebook is managing the chaos of social interaction on the web, normalizing it and standardizing it for us, just as AOL made the web neat and tidy. That seemed a winning proposition in the late ’90s, which led to astonishing valuations for AOL. They acquired Time-Warner using that wealth, and in 2002 Time-Warner wrote off $600M as AOL started to fall. Now, AOL has been spun out, and has no central role in our experience of the web. 10 years is a long time. Time-Warner is now the second largest entertainment company in the world.

We will see social operating systems where following people’s activities, or creating likes, or publishing profiles will all be built-in. These will not be features of apps, or managed as metadata in walled silos. The primitives that structure our social connections will be built into the fabric of the next generation of operating environments, just like file systems, URLs, and HTTP are well-integrated into today’s.

As a result, actors like Google, Apple, the Linux community, and Microsoft — as well as upstarts that don’t even exist yet — will be the implementers of the next generation of social web, with social interaction built into its DNA.

Imagine that I will turn on my next generation iPad, a few years hence, and I’ll be presented with various applications that show views over the streams of information finding their way to me based on my social relationships. But those relationships are not based on application managed information, but related to my device connecting to the web, like getting an IP address today. I would get a social IP, and ping out to all the other entities online, so that information from those that I follow would find me, just as email is routed to me today independently of what email application I choose to use.

Actions like following, liking, posting, and reposting have become the core of our social existence. And these core activities should be core to the platforms, not peripheral.

My Thoughts
Predicting the demise Facebook is probably not so prescient. All large companies fall from grace sooner or later (except maybe Google), so it is not hard to imagine that Facebook will lose out to some new start up or new  standard of connecting to one another. Surely, there are better things coming in the future than Farmville.

What is most interesting to me is the concept of a “Social IP.” Widely accepted protocols, just like IP addresses now,  take away control and power from companies and make access ubiquitous. It is common standards and protocols that have made the internet so universal. Imagine where we would be if Microsoft, IBM, Sony, Samsung, etc. each had there own proprietary version of the internet.

Sites like Facebook or Twitter shouldn’t dictate our social interactions. We need universal standards that connect everything we do to everyone we want to connect with. That is a powerful idea.

There are variant having a good reputation online drugstores. However several aren’t drugstores at all. Amoxil is medications that fights bacteria. These drugs does not treat several infection like a common cold. Typically, if you have lost the desirability to a particular associate, medicaments like Kamagra to improve potency is unlikely to help him back. If you are considering viagra no prescription, you probably want to read about viagra online canada. What is the most significant information you must know about generic viagra canada? The most important matter you must look for is undefined. The most common sexual problems in men are erectile dysfunction and inhibited sexual wish. Having erectile dysfunction can certainly complicate romance. The most common dangerous side effects of such drugs like Kamagra is abnormal vision, such as having a blue color tinge. This is not a complete list of dangerous side effects and others may occur. Don’t forget, the only way to avoid supposititious medicines is to get recipe medicaments like Kamagra from a trusted online drugstore with which you are friendly.

Tags: ··

RSS feed | Trackback URI

Comments »

No comments yet.

Name (required)
E-mail (required - never shown publicly)
URI
Subscribe to comments via email
Your Comment (smaller size | larger size)
You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> in your comment.

 

Trackback responses to this post