As always, good to listen to Kevin Kelly talking about the future of the internet. He’s summarised it with six verbs: screening, interacting, sharing, flowing, accessing and generating.
Some thoughts of his that stood out:
* a large network is more valuable than multiple small networks because sharing is easier with a large network.
* anything that can be shared, will be shared
* the move to curated streams (e.g our personal Twitter/Facebook streams) from flows, pages, desktops.
* (this bit I don’t quite agree with, though it is a reflection of the real-time Twitter-dominated times we live in): if it isn’t real-time, it doesn’t count
* I was quite amused to hear him refer to Spotify as ‘Sean Parker’s Spotify’; clearly in the US Parker is the pull, though in Europe it’s founder Daniel Ek that’s more discussed.
* The internet is the world’s largest copy machine: anything that can be copied will be copied.
* The only value is that which cannot be copied, but it should be easy to pay to access it.
* Wherever attention is, money will follow.