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Computer, May 2011, pp. 30–36

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Reports of the Web's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

by Tommi Mikkonen and Antero Taivalsaari

In a 2010 Wired magazine article, Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff provocatively claimed that "the (World Wide) Web is dead." They based this claim on two main arguments. The first was that the amount of Internet traffic generated by webpage downloads has decreased dramatically over the years compared to the traffic generated by video and music downloads. The second argument was that users soon will no longer surf webpages with a traditional Web browser because, for the vast majority of Web services such as e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and Skype, they will prefer custom-built native applications over open, unfettered Web browser access. READ FULL ARTICLE (login required) »

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