Some of the relatively new web trends include cloud
computing. Cloud computing allows
users to store their data and their applications on internet
services (servers) that users can access from different
computers by simply accessing the sites hosting their
Cloud computing has existed in a small form over the years (e.g:
webmail, online backup) but seems to be growing more in
Some of the hurdles seem to be privacy issues, which are of
particular concern these days, and the fear that a
provider may disappear at short notice.
Hence users should pick a trusted source to keep their
information and which is likely to be around for the long haul.
iPad: A recent
announcement by Apple is the iPad TabletPC device.
The iPad may be viewed as laptop without a physical
keyboard. The current model starts at a seemingly low price
of $US499, with WiFi and 3G models to follow later in
The most prolific trend in recent years has been in the large
growth of social networking, primarily through social media sites
such as FaceBook and MySpace.
In the last 12 months, Twitter has grown at an incredible
rate. Some thought Twitter a fad, but Twitter just
keeps growing, and the short message nature of twitter lends itself
to mobile phones.
Phones: The popularity of video sharing sites
such as YouTube, DailyMotion, MetaCafe and more has also risen
dramatically is the last few years.
Smart Phones: In
recent years the take up of smart phones has also increased
greatly, probably driven to a large extent by the iPhone and better
As users like to keep up to date on the go, the smart phone
offers the opportunity to do this without having lug around a
The wireless WiFi nature of access to the
internet has also allowed users to keep up to date from many and
Us: Over time
our aim is to cover information on new web trends, current trends
and even some history for those interested.
From chat rooms to social network 'walls', from news readers to
interactive commenting we aim to cover most major developments that
This will take time as this site itself evolves, however
stay tuned, watch this space as the next new web trend takes
world wide web has changed over time, as will this site
as new web trends emerge. It seems like only yesterday to
some that the Internet seemingly burst onto the scene and grew
almost exponentially during the 1990s.
Whilst the fundamental concept of the world wide web (www) has
largely remained the same, technology and usage has evolved and
both have complemented one another to produce the internet that we