generation neXt ￼ ￼ SECONDSIGHT 30 - 26 Jul 2012
Generation next: Wants to do something, not Be something
By Jane Finette
The Web has come full circle. From creator to consumer to socially connected consumer to socially connected creator.The next Web horizon is dawning. Initially, the Web was all about creation. Mainly consisting of academics, tinkerers, and the early open source movement, these newly minted pioneers, created the first websites, started public discussion forums, and added web content and software that grew vast interconnected networks of data and information.They knew how to build web pages, collaborate online and could publish material freely.We have them to thank for the realization of the World Wide Web to distribute, connect and democratize information. Circa 1998 the digital revolution was in full swing.Web creation had exploded, only now in the form of people creating companies fuelled by the dot com boom and the possibility of financial success…….