The tablet vs. the PC remains one of the central debates of our time. As an analyst for both the PC industry and the tablet industry I have to study the market for both devices. Benedict Evans wrote a piece yesterday that is worth reading.
Loving how apps, cloud, mobile and social are transforming how we work and play
Breaking out of the ‘old’ Google-way of finding things. When will the idea of search and indeed SEO begin to whither. I think it’s important to try and look at the new mobile social landscape from non-Google perspective. In a sense a non-web view. Forget web and just think mobile apps/ services. Think of the web as just another platform. When we view our smartphone homescreens the web browser is no more or less important than any other app on the screen. The web will remain useful in the same way the phone remains usefiul but it will no longer be such a defining platform.
Thinking about what function domains actually perform. Is having a domain useful or valuable? If neither then case closed.
Why does a URL need to be human readable? When was the last time you typed a URL?
The decision on whether to click a link is fed by the surrounding metadata.
Given that most people end up at any given location on the network via Google search or a social network link, probably not even via a desktop web browser and with the URL cloaked by one or more shorteners, where is the utility let alone the value in a domain?