The New Internet

Four ways the web is changing right before our eyes.

This article is from Issue 59: Sep/Oct 2012

The Internet as we know it is going away. And looking back, it’s odd how little the online experience has changed since its origins. Sure, we’ve seen the advent of social and streaming media—and better design—but those are tweaks compared to the massive overhauls churning in the guts of the Internet right now.

The “new Internet” won’t just bring a shift in content and functionality; it’ll bring an entirely different experience. It’ll become a more streamlined, seamless part of your life. And you’ll be surprised how little of it will take place in front your computer screen.

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