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Top 10 Internet Fads

November 18th, 2003 · No Comments

kuro5hin.org has an article on Internet fads. “A fad, for purposes of this article, is an idea or technology which is briefly popular, but can’t outlast its own novelty value. Once people get over the newness of it all, there isn’t really anything special left.” The 10 mentioned in the article:

1. PointCast
2. Anything Sold Online
3. Digital Acronyms (B2C, B2B, B2G, G2C, P2P, etc.)
4. WAP
5. The .sig Virus
6. Digital Personae
7. Thin Clients
8. VoIP (Rounds 1 and 2)
9. Flash Mobs
10. Live Customer Service

It is a trip down memory lane, for those among us who have seen the early days of the Internet. Also, don’t forget to read the comments on the article.

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