|Some say not to count the web out just yet|
On the cover of the September '10 issue of Wired Magazine, Chris Anderson published the article - “The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet” - What the hell does that mean? This means, the death of a model built over years, based on billions of HTML pages located by a URL typed into a browser and organized mainly by Google. As was expected, the issue was controversial and generated a good deal of response posts on blogs like The Atlantic Wire, the most complete review in my opinion.
In my opinion, it’s too soon to say that the Web is dead. I agree that people are receiving more than functionality than simply search, I agree that the use of app's facilitates the experience with content and this can decrease the search for URL's, but I don’t believe that app's will replace browsers. Why, browsers are app’s and they can evolve. I think, if we're not be able to search our interests we’ll lose a lot of relevant / associated information. We don't just search brands, friends or app’s, we search "everything" and we can’t trust in minimal or biased sources, we have to understand the macro to analyze the micro.
Things don’t die easily, they merge. As I said in another post “Is This The Death of Email?” I believe in coexistence, an equilibrium point. Many things that were considered to be dead are still here coexisting with the new and showing us that there’s always enough space for all.