About the internet. I drew a picture
To sum up, Trends aligned with new technology emergence:
Growth in all territories: user populations, smartphone OS, digital data ( photos and videos ), social media, mobile user, tablet user, microsoft dominance decrease.
Here’s the break down. Most of it was borrowed from the KPCB, said the professor. Man I thought he meant some Russian party 🙂.
The internet is close to 1.2 million host but is hitting a plateau ( slowing down ) SRC.
1995 : 35 millions ( 0.6% population )
2014: 2.8 billions ( 30% population ), yearly growth rate : 8%
Internet penetration : small in China( possibly ), high in India (hmm?).
The number of websites owned by USA ( Google, Yahoo, etc ) > China’s ( QQ, Baidu, etc )
Smartphone OS : 5% ( – 8yr ) -> 97% ( 2016 )
Content is increasing 9x in 5 years.
Photos : 1.8 billions uploaded and shared per day. 44% used camera. 76% post on social media such as Instagram, Snapchat, facebook, etc. Professor said infact, pictures does not mean private property anymore. Social media designates your habit of taking picture; if it were not for it, you would not take the picture. Well, …
Mobile phone user : 1% ( 1995 ) -> 73% ( 2016 ). Mobile traffic increases > 1.5%/year.
Tablet growth : extremely rapid, ipad solely : ~3x iphone growth. Compared to PC : increasing 52% by 2013.
Technology cycles : typically last 10 year. Going strong. Especially wearables
Smartphone OS v.s Windows : ios + Android ( 60 % ) , Windows ( 35% )
Cloud technologies are booming, led by Amazon.
Top global apps are messaging apps.
Notifications is a must-have.
Social Media as first source for news.
Merchandise : Alibaba/Taobao > ebay > amazon bc of low take rates.
Global internet market leaders = Apple/Google/Alibaba/Facebook/Amazon ,…
He mentions margin as a way those company make money. Apple rakes in 35% of each device sold…Wow
Internet of Thing ( IoT ) : all devices built in internet capability for inter-connectivity/communication. That’s my definition.. haha
Many platforms are available, many API out there.
* One important aspect of the internet is the Domain Name System ( DNS ). Each website has its IP address ( like identity ) that is alias-ed with an address ( URL ) following a protocol ( http(s) ). The format is as follow :
protocol://domainname(or address ):port#
When you connect to the internet. computer and router probably does a hundred of these lookup identity => bottleneck : request and response time ,cache misses, etc
Top level domain name : com, edu, gov, mil, net, org. Later on additional level was added : biz, info, etc.
www is a unified information/documents-retrieval standard maintained by the www consortium.
Wow, such an exciting year for the internet.