Opinion, Technology

Opinion: Web 2.5 – It’s Arrived

Image: twobee / FreeDigitalPhotos.netTwitter-this, Facebook-that; follow us, like us; half the ads on terrestrial TV are for web-sites and more than half the mobiles phones are so hard-wired into the Web you’d never know you could just dial a number and speak to an Automated Voice Response system.

I do believe Web 2.5 has arrived. Nobody planned it; we just collectively climbed onto the band-wagon because it was easier than walking. Suddenly, it’s here. How do I know?

  1. It is all about real time communication; seeing what is happening on-line right now. Facebook and Twitter are now the news leaders, with major world events posted in real time before the major news networks can verify for broadcast.
  2. Walk down any street in any Western city and you’ll find the citizens engrossed in their phones. We’re taking the web with us everywhere we go. Cafe’s are becoming Tablet-Central.
  3. The Social Web, means more conversations with more people – and companies – but just not face to face. We are the blobby people from Wall-E.
  4. First, Wolframalpha, now Siri: Web 2.5 will compute the truth, by being smarter and caring less how you ask the question.

So the big prize goes to the person who can figure out what Web 3.0 will look like. AJS

Image: Image: Hand pushing Button by Twobee / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

About Allan J. Smithie

Allan J. Smithie is a journalist and commentator based in Dubai.


One thought on “Opinion: Web 2.5 – It’s Arrived

  1. hey great site, i enjoyed reading it. keep up the good work

    Posted by Cardno | Mar 1, 2012, 7:20 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Twitter Updates

Follow us on Twitter @EverythingExpre

Find Us on Facebook

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.



BBC World News

BBC World News
Opens the BBC World News page.
%d bloggers like this: