What is Internet’s “Next Big Thing”?
What is “Next” on the Internet that going to change our lives?
a- Is it Google’s new Communication and Collaboration Tool “Wave”?
( http://wave.google.com )
b- Is it Microsoft’s Decision Search Engine “Bing”?
( http://www.decisionengine.com/Default.html )
c- ____________________________________ (your guess here)
Please add your comments in “Have your say” box below.
C O M M E N T S
(via LinkedIn Groups)
Michael Durwin Chief Idea Guy at Gathr.me
Google Wave is a positive, if small step in the right direction. Web3.0 is semantic, it’s everywhere. http://www.Gathr.me is the next big thing. It is a personal portal to manage your online presence. Manage all of your sites through Gathr.me on any Internet-ready device. Coming soon!
David Wells President of FSU American Marketing Association
I just saw the Wave demo over here:
I have to say this will definitely change the face of the web and email as we know it.
jake bialos VP Sales at comp 24
For many of us LINKED IN is a BIG THING… I visited Istanbul a year ago. What an incredible place. Best regards from NYC!
Bruce Nelkin Partner, Web Promotion Systems
C- my guess is that http://www.webpromotionsystems.com ‘s flat rate advertising will blow Google’s profit margins…
Himanshu Sharma (SEO India) Search Engine Optimizer, Search Engine Marketer
Wolframalpha ( http://www.wolframalpha.com/ ) could be the next big thing. It can have tremendous impact on the search market, if it is really able to compute whatever can be computed from the available data sources.
Jonathan Spooner Internet Marketing Consultant
c. I hope things slow down for a bit so folks can catch up to the last round of Big Things! The latest and greatest doesn’t really translate into Big Thing unless people use it. And with all of these new and “game changing” technologies; you have to tread carefully so as to avoid falling into a Second Life-like trap. Where you listen to the hype and ignore the reality and then have spent 1mil on your very own “virtual island” that nobody visits.
But of the options listed here: Google Wave looks way more game changing that Bing or Wolfram.
Michael Koehler Specialist in Business Communications
I have plans for the future and I’m pretty sure that Bing is not involved. The rest is a “secret” for the time being 😉
Kelly Marshall Director of Client Relations at Spillane Law Offices
I think the next huge thing to hit the Internet (granted this is preexisting, but it hasn’t “hit” in force quite yet) is the collaboration involved in social bookmarking/answering to influence purchasing decisions.
As of now, most people are just discovering social media and all of its uses, but soon in the future they will learn how to pool resources with friends on the web to decide on everything from professional services to stain-removers.
Amitha Amarasinghe Manager eCommerce – Roomsnet.com
Social media will evolve into “Social Discovery”. From entertainment to edutainment. If you are looking for a particular brand as the next big thing, I don’t think it exist as yet. Bing…? I doubt.
rakesh agrawal Independent Information Technology and Services Professional
I feel, googles walk through of locations will change our lives and how we search things. I don’t remembers it’s URL but it is somewhere in google maps and available for a small area only.
Damian Christianson Management Consulting
Based on the age of both companies, and the history of who has created ‘Next Big Things’. Odds are neither company can come up with the ‘Next Big Thing’ – it will be a young start up that will build a working model on a shoestring and flip the world on its side (again).
Wave does look cool, but it is evolutionary not revolutionary from what I see so far.
Arghya Goswami Manager – Creative Media Services at Unisys
I think wolframalpha is also interesting thing.
Craig LePan FLIPP Advertising Inc.
http://www.wolframalpha.com/ gets my vote.
Pawel Tulin Vice President at Edelman
wolfram it is but it still needs work….
Laura Blandinieres at gelattina
my guess would be google wave !
Mauricio Vazquez Affiliate Manager and Online Marketer
I believe it will be aisle19. This is an online shopping mall with over 600 retailers. You have to be invited to join and you get cash back for everything you buy anyway. I believe it’s a sign of things to come as the brick and mortars keep closing down.
Uri Lederman Director of Business Development
Pay Per Keyword…
check it out….. 🙂
Adam Morgan Business Development Manager at Aloha Technology
I think it is Google.
S. Piparo Independent Marketing and PR Proffessional
I think it’s Second Life. I have only read one article thus far but the concept is so interesting and I think the virtual world theme will really take off as with everything virtual and 3d these days. People will be able to interact and like the social networking, form pseudo relationships by participating.
Matthew J. Klein Marketing+Ad Pro
Video Embedded E-mail.
I can “see/watch” faster than I can “read/type”….
Kelly Smith Student at State University of New York at New Paltz
Google Wave is definitely the next big Internet tool. Google has already changed the way we use the Internet with Gmail, Google Maps, Google Earth, iGoogle and Google Reader (which is really excellent for tracking media). While Microsoft can offer healthy competition, I don’t expect that Bing will really become mainstream.
“Ashley” Aslihan Ayan eMarketing Professional
Are you kidding me? Of course Google Wave.
Canol Zeren Sales Specialist Narrowcasting at KPN
c. a combination of a + b
Mustafa Su Director at Doktor Mortgage
just “a” is enough
Henk Dawson Illustrator / Animator at Dawson 3D inc,
I think that augmented reality has quite a bit of promise.
Deb Mullen Professional Speaker, Writer, Social Marketing Strategist
Lisa Pecunia Owner at Avarra Solutions, LLC
My vote is the ultra-cool Google Wave.
Gozde Vardar Project and Product Manager at Bu iletisim ve internet
definitely google wave!
developing open source applications and to combine ideas will be more and more popular in next years..
as we say: “Many hands make light works”
Israfil Coskun Sales & Marketing Communications at Mobinex
Sooner or later 🙂
Mehmet Ergun SALESFORCE.COM ARCHITECT
Google Wave… http://andywibbels.com/2009/05/google-wave-keynote/
Bing is a copy-cat of Google that won’t go anywhere.
Gökhan Demirtas Senior Web Designer at ITP Digital Publishing Ltd.
Cloud computing+semantic web+ a more advanced brain-computer interface technology that’ll change our understanding of interacting with world wide web completely.
Let’s not forget about quantum internet, where the term “download speed” is meaningless since every bit of data exists everywhere simultaneously 🙂 I admit that may not be the “next” thing.
Dr. Aynur Unal Director, Member of the Executive Team, http://www.amteus.com, UK
Global Knoıwledge Networks with intelligent devices such as mobile devices embedded, all connected on grids and clouds with open source coding architecture.
Ozgur Uckan Dr, Istanbul Bilgi University, knowledge economy consultant at Turkish Exporters Assembly, partner at nooeco
Next “disruptive” thing(s): Cloud computing and cloud/Web platforms; virtualisation and fabric computing; social networks and social software; web mashups; internet of things; ubiquitous computing; semantic web perhaps (but with “networked common intelligence”, not through AI); and “calm technology” which will represent a paradigm shift in user interfaces
Ihsan Yaprak Owner, Erciyes Software
it may be a new generation advertisement system.. using some semantic technologies.. i think google works for about this technology..
Erkan Kayat Vice President at DataProfil A.Ş.
My personal opinion is permission marketing… Internet not only brings us advantages but also it is a threat for the security of personal information. We do not care for today neither how much we are traced nor the information shared about us. Mobile internet is pushing these threats further.
But 20 years later both legally and emotionally these will be major threats for the human society. Permission marketing will be the king at that time.
No permission then no marketing. No marketing then no money.
BÜLENT AKYILDIZ Telecommunications Professional
Mobile + Communicative (conversational) including auto translation + Speed + Freedom + New Horizons
Ülkem Kirimli Marketing Director,Eurasia at Nokia
check this one out….
Pattie Maes demos the Sixth Sense | Video on TED.com
BÜLENT AKYILDIZ Telecommunications Professional
Thanks Ülkem, it is inspiring….
Ali Ayaz Founder of Realta’ Employer Branding
i go for mobile technologies
Mehmet Inhan General Manager at EBİ A.Ş.
http://www.wolframalpha.com/ semantic and algorithmic all right … nice try, but lacks the communication dimesion. Opinions?
Bora Ertung Founder, CEO and Chief Software Architect at NeuroDNA Computer
It is unfortunately impossible to predict. I would not go after that widely advertised hype to find out what the “Next Big Thing” would be. As always, it is at the end like the wise man says “Only time will tell”.
Serkan Unsal Business Developer at Turkcell
If you mean “Next Big Thing” as billion dollar business, none of them is my nominee. Web 2.0 is good at creating crowd but not good at creating money. (e.g. youtube) The next big thing should both create crowd and generate money. Digital Assistants, Semantic Solutions are my favorite but they also have some problems to solve.
Anastasia Ashman Cultural Writer/Multimedia Producer
Serkan, I disagree that Web 2.0 like Twitter creates only community. In my experience it has also created collaboration, and business. I predict next big thing goes hand in hand with social media, extending its already promising capabilities. That could be search, or collaboration.
Serkan Unsal Business Developer at Turkcell
@Anastasia, my point is that all Web 2.0 services should find its way to generate money. I don’t mean that they’re just community and they’ll all die. I mean social media or traditional they all should understand the customer better and find its monetization method. ( http://tinyurl.com/cr42e2 ) However, VCs are pushing the services too much because they invested too much money. Twitter has $55m VC funds! ( http://www.crunchbase.com/company/twitter ) Twitter is not the first microblogging service but it’s the biggest microblogging service invested by VCs. By the way, I’m a fan of friendfeed and youtube 🙂
Sevki Inan Senior Sales Leader at The Dallas Morning News
I looked at both videos and like both products…The masses will decide on who wins!
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