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The Recession Web

There’s a tremendous shift occurring in the web today. The buzzwords thriving include social, mobile, local, check-ins, daily deals, and cloud… It’s a great time for buzz! But I think it’s important that we all take a moment to remember that we’re living in an environment of extraordinary circumstances. I like to think of this period that we’re existing in as the Recession Web. It’s under these unique economic conditions that we’re seeing many substantial changes to the web that we’re using today.

Jeff Turner posted an interesting article that sparked my desire to write this post:

Jeff TurnerJeff Turner – @respres
Some interesting data here: The Shrinking of the Non-Social Web http://bit.ly/lzqW7G

The article (written by Ben Elowitz, CEO of Wetpaint; mentioned several times throughout) brings up some interesting implications from the data that he’s looking at. Most notably, that we (as web users) are spending a helluva lot more time on Facebook and increasingly less time on individual non-Facebook web properties. Continue reading →