Results for Internet’s “Next Big Thing” survey


My mini-survey for finding Internet’s “Next Big Thing” is finalized…

Originally I asked what was the “Next Big Thing” on the Internet that would change our lives. About 100 digital visionaries from different online groups and platforms had contributed and I have listed the major winning ideas below.

Eventhough the contributors described many “Things”, in whole the full list of ideas actually describes the very Next of our digitial world in every aspect.

Enjoy the findings and please do comment or put your own “Next Big Thing” idea.

 

Cheers to the “Things” that would change our lives for better…

 

– Köksal.

 

The Winning “Next Big Thing” List with number of votes

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Google Wave………………………………… xxxxxxxxxxxxx 13

Semantic Search / Web3.0……………. xxxxxxxx 8

Wolframalpha.com………………………. xxxxx 5

Mobile Web…………………………………… xxx 3

Augmented Reality………………………. xx 2

Microsoft Bing……………………………… xx 2

Cloud Computing…………………………. xx 2

Social Media/Networking 2.0……….. xx 2

ps. “not yet revealed” option, a.k.a. “some upcoming new start-up”, was also casted with 5 votes.

 

I also wanted to be fair to all contributors and decided to list the rest of the ideas that did not make the winning list. If you believe you think any one of them belong to the list above please cast your vote or comment.

 

Ideas with one vote:

Digital Agents/Assistants
Social Bookmarking & Answering
Global Knoıwledge Networks
Quantum Internet
Virtualization
The Sixth Sense
LinkedIn
Gathr.me
WebPromotionSystems.com
Cutcaster.com
Device Fingerprinting
Loopt.com
Google StreetView
aisle19.com
OneClickSearchEngine.com
SecondLife.com
Video Embedded E-mail
TheNewWebProject.com
Internet Regulations
Buying Directly from Manufacturers
Permission Marketing
Jrgamler.com
Plug-n-Play Objects for Internet

 

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Lisa Pecunia, Owner at Avarra Solutions, LLC

My vote is the ultra-cool Google Wave.

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David Griffin Director, LTS Technology Ltd, Cambridge, United Kingdom

I think that “rich searching” will be big.

For example,
– I enter a picture of a person and do a search, It finds me other pictures of that person
– I submit a pattern for searching watermarked (copyrighted) images or sound files and it comes back to me with it. (This is something where the music labels would pay google to index the world on a specific pattern, for example, to find illegally posted DRM free MP3’s)

I think also if someone truly sorts out universal micropayment for content then a lot of quality user rated content will be worth creating.

Finally, a universal standard for tagging photos with the location and direction of the photographer (as cameras start to include GPS and compass) will emerge. This will enable a JPEG viewer to (optionally) show a google earth window next to the photo itself (“what’s that moutain in the background ?”).

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Lisa Pecunia, Owner at Avarra Solutions, LLC

My vote is the ultra-cool Google Wave.

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“Ashley” Aslihan Ayan, eMarketing Professional

Are you kidding me? Of course Google Wave.

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Deb Mullen, Professional Speaker, Writer, Social Marketing Strategist

My Vote…

http://budurl.com/wfyw

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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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Arghya Goswami, Manager – Creative Media Services at Unisys

I think wolframalpha is also interesting thing.

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Craig LePan, FLIPP Advertising Inc.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/ gets my vote.

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Pawel Tulin, Vice President at Edelman

wolfram it is but it still needs work…. 

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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.

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Uri Lederman, Founder at SaaSAffiliates

Pay Per Keyword…

check it out…..🙂

http://www.OneClickSearchEngine.com

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Henk Dawson, Illustrator / Animator at Dawson 3D inc.

I think that augmented reality has quite a bit of promise.

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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…

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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😉

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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.

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Amitha 

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.

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Canol Zeren, Sales Specialist Narrowcasting at KPN

c. a combination of a + b

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Mustafa Su, Director at Doktor Mortgage

just “a” is enough

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Laura Blandinieres, at gelattina

my guess would be google wave !

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Adam Morgan, Business Development Manager at Aloha Technology

I think it is Google. 

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S. Piparo, Independent Marketing and PR Professional

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.

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Matthew J. Klein, Sr. Account Manager at Cross + Associates

Video Embedded E-mail.

I can “see/watch” faster than I can “read/type”….

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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.

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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!

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David Wells, President of FSU American Marketing Association

I just saw the Wave demo over here:
http://lifehacker.com/5272702/google-wave-video-demo-makes-a-little-more-sense-of-wave

I have to say this will definitely change the face of the web and email as we know it.

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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. 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!

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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”

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Israfil Coskun, Sales & Marketing Communications at Mobinex

Mobile…

Sooner or later🙂

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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.
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2009/05/the-next-google.html

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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

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Dr. Aynur Unal, Director, Member of the Executive Team, 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.

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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

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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.

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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..

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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.

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BÜLENT AKYILDIZ, Telecommunications Professional

Mobile + Communicative (conversational) including auto translation + Speed + Freedom + New Horizons

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Ülkem Kirimli, Marketing Director,Eurasia at Nokia

check this one out….
Pattie Maes demos the Sixth Sense | Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html

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Ali Ayaz, Founder of Realta’ Employer Branding

i go for mobile technologies

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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?

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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”.

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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.

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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🙂

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Utpal N. Upadhyay, Freelancer Copywriter

The answer is C…I am about to launch a website which is gonna change it all

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John W. Griffin, Founder of www.cutcaster.com

www.cutcaster.com😉

or i like the fraud detection field and device fingerprinting

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Joseph Auld, Director at Ballington Project Management Services, LLC.

Probably another social media site, redone to be cooler than Twitter. Everyone will think it’s so cutting edge, and they’ll totally forget Myspace, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter. Actually, you should work on a site that automatically post comments on all of the sites at once, and then consolidates your contacts comments from all into one. Actually, I’m gonna start working on that one now!!

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Jaimie Gamler, Independent Distributor E Commerce and One to One Marketing

For me It’s my new MARKET AMERICA BUSINESS www.jrgamler.com
online shopping 2500 partner stores with 35million products and
25 exclusive brands with 1500 products.
Jaimie R Gamler

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Stephen Bone, Information Technology and Marketing

It may be a hybridization and streamlining of traditional internet services as plug-n-play objects (think OpenDoc for Internet) that will produce something similar to social networking, but non-proprietary, based on open-standards, and which is cross-scalable from the PC to the mobile device to the cell phone to wrist watch.

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Jan van Winsen, Account Executive at AcademicTransfer the niche jobboard for S,T & I personnel

Google CEO Eric Schmidt was in Amsterdam yesterday for a meeting about the new internet. All very secret!!! http://www.thenewwebproject.com/

I guess we just have to wait and see.

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Jennifer Edwards, President: Exceeding Expectations

Both listed above are awesome!

But I think the biggest thing comming is the ability to buy online from the manufacturers and being paid directly for consumer loyalty. Kind of like Tiger Woods with NIKE, but for the every day person.

This practice is already here, but it is going to boom!

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Alessandro Da Corta’, International Accounts developer with retail experience

Very good answers!
Maybe the next big thing is the level of regulation in the net.

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Jeffrey Cain, eBusiness Analyst / Program Manager at TekSystems

‘augmented reality’ and look at signs of how microsoft is taking the XBOX360 to the next level with project Natal.

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Steve Dodd, I Help Technology Companies Dramatically Increase Sales

Semantics and the impact they’ll have on search and all of the above.

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Levon Alexander, Business Owner: Prepaid Legal

I’d say Loopt. http://www.loopt.com/ You see how fast Twitter is catching on. This set-up is like that but now you don’t have to say where you are to your friends because they can see it on their phones.

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Andrew Danopoulos, MBA Candidate at the University of Illinois

I just took a look at what Google Wave will offer…..Seems amazing.

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Rathnakar Konda, Software Engineer at Directi

Seems those results are limited to those application which run inside a browser. I think there are other areas like voip, iptv, video and audio chat applications etc

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Cari Gatto, Interactive Marketing Executive

Google Wave will definitely revolutionize how we communicate and collaborate online, it has social and business implications and with the open API, the sky is the limit.

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Nazli B. Yuzak, MBA, Digital Marketing Manager at Laureate Education, Inc, Doctoral Student @ Walden University College of Management & Tech.

Go Google!

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Christine Morse, Interactive Marketing Manager

Facinating. Thanks for your time, energy, and effort.

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Tom Vellaringattu, CEO, Worldviewer.com, Inc.

I think the next big thing will be revenue sharing consumer starter pages attached to http://www.communitywebsites.com Everybody make money by visiting the web using a starter page attached to their community and directly connected to merchants by social networking.

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