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Today when I felt like writing a blog post, I realised it has been almost 10 years since I wrote my first Blog post on this blog. This blog was originally created on Microsoft’s MSN Spaces in 2004 and when Microsoft killed the service In 2010, I moved it to this free WordPress service.
Until last year I used to have another blog which was hosted by the Dutch Internet provider XS4all, running on ‘experimental server’ for 9 years. Sadly they took it down and the only way you can read it now is by using a service like ‘the way back machine’.
So it seems not many blogging platforms are here forever, Which makes me wonder how long WordPress will continue to provide their free blogging platform. I’m pretty sure WordPress must be one of the most reliable picks if you needed to choose a blogging platform, right? But since this blog is called ‘Visions of the Future’ I feel the pressure to do a prediction for the future. Wouldn’t it be nice if people (family, researchers) could read my blog post 10, 20, 50 or even 100+ years from now?
I expect WordPress will still exist 10 years from now (in 2024), but I’m less certain about 2034 and don’t have much faith in 2064. Will the WordPress organisation still exist in 100 years? My prediction is that it won’t. The good news is that I’m pretty sure most data on the internet will continue to exist.
I’m not sure if it will be on the ‘Way back Machine’ or a Google caching service (Google might be bankrupt after the war of the machines) but I’m certain there will be enough services within 10 years which will be capable of capturing almost all valuable knowledge (text and images) on the internet. Eventually all this data will be converted into an ‘uber worldwide semantic database’ which some day will be capable in reproducing all the knowledge which was ever published online…
Check it out here: Technorati Weblog: State of the Blogosphere, August 2005
- Technorati was tracking over 14.2 Million weblogs, and over 1.3 billion links in July 2005
- The blogosphere continues to double about every 5.5 months
- A new blog is created about every second, there are over 80,000 created daily
- About 55% of all blogs are active, and that has remained a consistent statistic for at least a year
- About 13% of all blogs are updated at least weekly
Wow! This is even ‘worse’ than Moore’s law!
How long will it take before my parents are going to start a weblog?
Follow this trend (using a 6 months periods in stead of 5.5)
2005 July 14.2
2006 Jan 28.4
2006 July 58.8
2007 Jan 113.6
2007 July 227.2
2008 Jan 908.8
2008 July 1817.6
2009 Jan 3635.2
2009 July 7270.4
2010 Jan 14540.8
How long will it take untill this trend is broken?
Or will my dishwasher get a blog?
Will it dish me on the web by telling the world I don’t do the maintenance according to the manual? 🙂
Google added RSS functionality to there service this week, at last…
This news will be a hot one on Technorati…
It’s called GridThinking and can be found at www.gridthinking.org.
Basically this site is about a idea that i had for the last 8 months.
On 8 November 2004 I listened to the Trade secrets Podacst from Dave Winer and Adam Curry on my way home. This was the monday after Bloggercon 3 and the podcast was a reflection from Dave and Adom on Bloggercon.
During the podcast I realised there isn’t a good way of combining an ONLINE and a OFFLINE event. And there are no good tools to logically collect all the ideas and feedback that would take place at the event (where a speaker and an audience sits) and from all the people in the world who are participating online.
This site is also about new ways to connect, sort and group weblog posts (publications).
The idea is based on a combination of desktop software, social ‘tagging and rating’ and software algorithms (Datamining/business intelligence) for doing the tagging and rating automatically based on all kinds of related data and information about the person or organisation who did the publication.
(You don’t know what i’m talking about? Then you have to see this!)
(what about GoogleSoft? (Combined Forces;)
I’ve noticed that the respect between Apple Users and Microsoft is getting better.
Wow. Who thought of that! Maybe some day Operating Systems will live together in harmony..
But..I run into this news today. It looks like Apple changes the browsers setting after installing the new OS X updated, calles Tiger . If you got FireFox running, it changes it (back) to Safari! Hmmm. on purpose?
Naugty Steve Jobs.. I’m sure he has to explain this in the future…
This is resulting in a rumour that Oracle is planning to buy SIEBEL just a few months after the bidding war for PeopleSoft..
No doubt about it…
At the end of this year the software market will probably be totally shaken…not stirred.