"I'm not like my dad, I don't have a web site."

Robert Scoble started a Friendfeed discussion with the following: How generations change: my son, tonight, after seeing something new from Google told the team “I’m not like my dad, I don’t have a web site.” It’s a statement from a 15 year old that I think captures how this generation sees the web. It’s not a place of static webpages or information, but  rather a place to communicate, keep in touch, play, and create for your own. The discussion has some pretty good take aways. Making websites is time consuming and, in my opinion, not necessary if you simply need a place to publish to the web, talk with friends and get yourself out there. – Brandon Titus It is time consuming and no longer serves the needs for most of the Internet generation. Sure there are still webpages out there, but blogs or blog like sites are becoming the norm. I left my first comment on The Seattle Times website the other day. Think about that….a newspaper where you can interact with others reading the same article. This is nothing new of course as my dad does the same thing. Every morning during the summer harvest he starts every day at 4am at the local coffee shop. My dad and the rest of the “the boys” talk about the news, the neighborhood, politics, and their lives. We’ve always talked about what’s happening…now we can just do it from places like Bangkok, Thailand. It took me back to how I found my doctor. She’s #1 on Yelp but yet had never been there. The world is changing and it no longer is only about having a website. – Robert Scoble I would agree….today it’s about having a facebook page, it’s about having a Twitter account, it’s about having places that allows others to connect with you, find you, communicate with you. The static web is slowly fading away. Sounds like the teenager asked by Don Tapscott (“Wikinomics”) about why she was not using email to communicate with friends. Reply: “Hmm … email. That would be the sort of thing you’d use to send a thank you letter … to your friend’s … parents!” – John W Lewis What is e-mail used for? How is its use changing? Our generation (first web generation) cling to e-mail as our communication vehicle. We ask “What’s your e-mail address?” while this generation just...

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