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The Web vs. The Browser

Peter Gasston
September 20, 2016

The Web vs. The Browser

Peter Gasston

September 20, 2016

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  1. Share of platform time spent by age 65+ 55-64 45-54

    35-44 25-34 18-24 0 25 50 75 100 Desktop Smartphone App Smartphone Web Tablet App Tablet Web Source: comScore Media Metrix Multi-Platform & Mobile Metrix, U.S., age 18+, June 2016
  2. Awareness of the internet in developing countries is very limited.

    For many users, Facebook is the internet, as it’s often the only accessible application. qz.com/333313/milliions-of-facebook-users-have-no-idea-theyre-using-the-internet/ Leo Mirani
  3. At every time throughout the day, there is a touchpoint

    between WeChat and your normal life. medium.com/@katie/product-insights-from-wechat-97c51695e159 Stephen Wang
  4. For more and more people, the browser is not the

    main way they access the web. I think this is good.
  5. Mobile has changed the way people communicate, and the browser

    is preventing the web from changing too.
  6. What if everything was powered by “The Web”, but you

    never saw a browser? medium.com/dev-channel/the-headless-web-de81ab21651f Paul Kinlan
  7. Watch software is, in a sense, a notification framework for

    your iPhone app. The Watch is merely the delivery device for it. Joshua Porter blog.rocketinsights.com/we-partnered-with-virgin-pulse-to-design-and-build-their-apple-watch-app
  8. Choosing the web to enable experiences in the physical world

    doesn’t just expand the possibility space for IoT, it compels us to re-think the very shape of the web… slideshare.net/yiibu/the-internet-of-things-is-for-people …
  9. … from a network of monolithic ‘destinations’ to one of

    small, non-linear, distributed, and serendipitously discoverable (and ideally shareable) experiences. slideshare.net/yiibu/the-internet-of-things-is-for-people Stephanie & Bryan Rieger
  10. A containerized, embeddable article that travels to any site with

    brand, revenue, analytics, and links attached. medium.com/@stephanierieger/why-conversational-commerce-may-be-our-best-chance-to-re-imagine-the-web-32af5e22f799 Kevin Kelly
  11. While in the West companies are still native-first (usually iOS-first),

    in China the most important presence one may have is a mobile-optimised website. medium.com/@alxdwn/debunking-wechat-e5805e358f8 Alessio Basso
  12. In the context of AR, equating the browser to web

    is not only inaccurate but limiting. medium.com/web-ar/new-challenges-ar-will-pose-for-the-web-48b754dfcdbc ‘saranyan’
  13. I don’t define “the web” as websites alone, but rather

    as any user experience that’s delivered across multiple channels and devices. recode.net/2016/6/3/11841458/heres-how-the-web-gets-conversation-optimized Dries Buytaert
  14. If we are going to continue to use “the web”

    as a label then it needs to represent a 20+ year vision that transcends web browsers. wirfs-brock.com/allen/posts/459 Allen Wirfs-Brock
  15. The web we build today will be the foundation for

    generations to come. buytaert.net/can-we-save-the-open-web Dries Buytaert