Future of the Internet – Web 2.0 and Beyond

Date: August 22, 2010
Pages: 106
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Publisher: Information Trends
Report type: Strategic Report
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Future of the Internet – Web 2.0 and Beyond
This report provides a comprehensive look at Internet and the Web, examining both technologies and markets. A particular focus of the report is Web 2.0 services and their role in the globalization of society. The Web 2.0 applications analyzed in the report include blogs, microblogs, wikis, podcasts, social networks, and social bookmarks. The report outlines emerging scenarios with respect to Web 3.0. The report discusses the possibilities unleashed by the deployment of Internet2. The report provides forecasts for both Internet users and traffic for all the major regions of the world through 2016. It discusses the factors that will impact the growth of Internet users and traffic.
1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2.0 SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY

2.1 Scope
2.2 Target Audience
2.3 Methodology
  2.3.1 Interviews
  2.3.2 Additional Primary and Secondary Research
  2.3.3 Trend Tracking
2.4 Additional Related Information

3.0 OVERVIEW

3.1 Internet vs. Web
  3.1.1 Internet
  3.1.2 World Wide Web
  3.1.3 How the Internet and the Web Differ
3.2 Growth Factors
3.3 Internet Applications

4.0 EVOLUTION OF INTERNET

4.1 Internet
  4.1.1 The Beginnings
  4.1.2 Email, FTP, and Telenet
  4.1.3 Development of TCP/IP
  4.1.4 Internet Backbone
  4.1.5 Emergence of World Wide Web
  4.1.6 Commercialization of the Internet
  4.1.7 End-User Data Rates
4.2 Internet2
  4.2.1 Network
  4.2.2 Participants
  4.2.3 Goals
  4.2.4 Internet2 Enhancements
  4.2.5 Internet2 Applications
4.3 Internet3

5.0 IMPROVEMENTS IN INTERNET PROTOCOL

5.1 The Transition From v4 to v6
5.2 Differences between IPv4 and IPv6
5.3 Mobile IPv6
5.4 IPv6 Implementation
5.5 Transition Timeline

6.0 WEB 1.0 TO WEB 2.0 TRANSITION

6.1 Web 1.0?
  6.1.1 Birth of Web 1.0
  6.1.2 Emergence of Browsers
  6.1.3 Launch of Delphi
  6.1.4 Limitations of Web 1.0
6.2 Web 2.0
  6.2.1 Evolution of Web 2.0
  6.2.2 Origin of the Term
  6.2.3 Web 2.0 Applications
  6.2.4 Content Management Systems
  6.2.5 Web 2.0 User Profile
  6.2.6 Service Providers’ Role
  6.2.7 Web 2.0 and Collective Intelligence
  6.2.8 Web 2.0’s Impact on Value Chain
6.3 Characteristics of Web 2.0
  6.3.1 Information Management
  6.3.2 Interactivity
  6.3.3 Dynamic Site Content
  6.3.4 Decentralization of Content
  6.3.5 Content Sharing
6.4 Web 2.0 and Community Building
  6.4.1 Initiating Online Communities
  6.4.2 Level and Quality of Participation
  6.4.3 User Motivation
  6.4.4 Network Effects
  6.4.5 Quality Assurance
6.5 Web 2.0 Business Models
  6.5.1 Free Economy
  6.5.2 Raising Funds Online
  6.5.3 Versioning
  6.5.4 Commercial Services

7.0 WEB 2.0 COMMUNITIES

7.1 Communities’ Classification
7.2 Blogs
  7.2.1 Blog Characteristics
  7.2.2 Authorship
  7.2.3 Discussion Forum
  7.2.4 Blog Formats
  7.2.5 Top Blogging Sites
  7.2.6 Blogger Profiles
  7.2.7 Blogging Growth
  7.2.8 Major Blog Sub-Segments
7.3 Microblogs
  7.3.1 Microblog Characteristics
  7.3.2 Microblog Applications
  7.3.3 Microblogging Services
7.4 Wikis
  7.4.1 Wiki Characteristics
  7.4.2 Wiki Participants
  7.4.3 Contributors and Pages
  7.4.4 Wiki Types
  7.4.5 Wiki Users
  7.4.6 Wiki Farms
  7.4.7 Major Wikis
  7.4.8 Wiki Events
7.5 Podcasts
  7.5.1 Podcasts Characteristics
  7.5.2 How Do Podcasts Work?
  7.5.3 Podcast Applications
  7.5.4 Podcast Providers
  7.5.5 Podcast Formats
  7.5.6 Podcast Business Model
7.6 Social Networks
  7.6.1 Characteristics of a Social Network
  7.6.2 Social Networks Growth
  7.6.3 Social Network Members
  7.6.4 Major Social Networking Sites
  7.6.5 Facebook as an Example of Social Networking
  7.6.6 Mobile Social Networking
7.7 Social Bookmarking
  7.7.1 Social Bookmarking Characteristics
  7.7.2 Social Bookmarking and File Sharing
  7.7.3 Social Bookmark Ratings and Comments
  7.7.4 Social Bookmarking Tags
  7.7.5 Social Bookmarking Feeds
  7.7.6 Import and Export Capabilities
  7.7.7 Social Bookmarking and Website Quality
7.8 Web 2.0 Drawbacks
  7.8.1 Malware
  7.8.2 Phishing
  7.8.3 Cross-site scripting

8. WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES

8.1 Impact of Technological Developments
8.2 Technological Solutions
  8.2.1 Widgets and Mashups
  8.2.2 Syndication
  8.2.3 API
8.3 Client-Side Technologies
  8.3.1 AJAX
  8.3.2 Flash
  8.3.3 JavaScript/AJAX Frameworks
8.4 Server-Side Technologies
8.5 Content Types
  8.5.1 Metadata
  8.5.2 Annotations
8.6 Role of Browser Technologies
  8.6.1 Browser Speeds
  8.6.2 Desktop Functionality
  8.6.3 Browser-Based OS and Application Services
  8.6.4 Memory Management
  8.6.5 Browser Extensions
  8.6.6 HTML 5
8.7 Role of Open Source

9.0 BEYOND WEB 2.0 - MULTIMEDIA TELEVISION

9.1 Multimedia TV
9.2 Triple Play
9.3 MSN TV
9.4 Microsoft Mediaroom
9.5 Google TV
9.6 Apple TV
  9.6.1 First Generation Apple TV
  9.6.2 Second Generation Apple TV
9.7 Comparative Analysis
9.8 Market Trends
9.9 Market Growth

10.0 WEB 3.0

10.1 Multi-Device Access
10.2 Mobile Connectivity
10.3 Personal Assistant
  10.3.1 Create User Profile
  10.3.2 Answer Complex Queries
  10.3.3 Interpret Context of the Search
  10.3.4 Act like Personal Assistant
10.4 Parallel Web 3.0 Initiatives
  10.4.1 Semantic Web
  10.4.2 Metaverse
  10.4.3 Searching Tags and Labels

11.0 MARKET SIZING AND FORECASTS

11.1 Global Internet Growth
11.2 Leading Websites
11.3 Growth Factors
11.4 Global Forecasts
11.5 Growth in Africa and Middle East
11.6 Growth in Asia-Pacific
11.7 Growth in Europe
11.8 Growth in North America
11.9 Growth in Caribbean and Latin America

12.0 CONCLUSIONS

12.1 Ubiquitous Information Hub
12.2 Emerging Developments
12.3 Web 2.0
12.4 Web 3.0

APPENDIX 1: ACRONYMS

APPENDIX 2: FEEDBACK FORM

APPENDIX 3: ABOUT INFORMATION CONSULTING, LLC

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Internet Timeline
Figure 2: Number of Blogs
Figure 3: Number of Podcast Users
Figure 4: Number of Social Networking Website Users
Figure 5: Global Internet Users, 2009-2016
Figure 6: Global Internet Penetration, 2009-2016
Figure 7: Global Internet Traffic (in GBs), 2009-2016
Figure 8: Global Internet Traffic per User, 2009-2016
Figure 9: Middle East and Africa Internet Users, 2009-2016
Figure 10: Middle East and Africa Internet Penetration, 2009-2016
Figure 11: Middle East and Africa Internet Traffic (in GBs), 2009-2016
Figure 12: Middle East and Africa Internet Traffic per User, 2009-2016
Figure 13: Asia-Pacific Internet Users, 2009-2016
Figure 14: Asia-Pacific Internet Penetration, 2009-2016
Figure 15: Asia-Pacific Internet Traffic (in GBs), 2009-2016
Figure 16: Asia-Pacific Internet Traffic per User, 2009-2016
Figure 17: European Internet Users, 2009-2016
Figure 18: European Internet Penetration, 2009-2016
Figure 19: European Internet Traffic (in GBs), 2009-2016
Figure 20: European Internet Traffic per User, 2009-2016
Figure 21: North American Internet Users, 2009-2016
Figure 22: North American Internet Penetration, 2009-2016
Figure 23: North American Internet Traffic (in GBs), 2009-2016
Figure 24: North American Internet Traffic per User 2009-2016
Figure 25: Caribbean and Latin America Internet Users, 2009-2016
Figure 26: Caribbean and Latin America Internet Penetration, 2009-2016
Figure 27: Caribbean and Latin America Internet Traffic (in GBs), 2009-2016
Figure 28: Caribbean and Latin America Internet Traffic per User, 2009-2016

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Internet Backbone Speeds
Table 2: Dial-up Modem Speeds
Table 3: DSL Technologies
Table 4: Blog Sub-Segments
Table 5: Ranking of Top 21 Social Bookmarking Services
Table 6: Comparing Features of Apple TV and Google TV
Table 7: Top 11 Websites Based on Traffic Generated
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