Lifestyle 1.0: "The network is the computer" (thanks, Sun Microsystems)
- I have a personal website
- I own my own domain
- I have a network of PCs at home
- I can upload my photos to the internet
Lifestyle 2.0: "Where do you want to go today?" (thanks, Microsoft)
- I have a flikr stream
- I know what a widget is
- I have a Facebook (or Myspace) profile with 15 widgets
- I have my own blog with 31 widgets
- My photos appear automatically on a photo-frame half-way across the world
- I have an i-name
- I have a PHR (personal health record)
- I'm getting my genome sequenced and putting it in my PHR
With this posting I posit my own definition of "3.0"-ness...
Lifestyle 3.0: "I am the center of the internet."
This seems a little flippant (hence the whimsy tag), but it is also a serious point. All the work of creating the infrastructure for the 1.0 world (the start of the internet), combined with the 2.0 world of user content and mash-ups is now heading towards the 3.0 world. In the 3.0 world information starts to come alive and be organized around us.
There are two angles to this
- More and more of the interesting and useful information about me is now organized electronically
- Tools exist for that interesting and useful information about me to be accessed and used by me in exactly the way I want, by the people I want to use it, in ways I desire and allow.
The end result is that to each and every one of us, it looks like we are, indeed, the center of the internet.
Paraphrasing Carly Simon: I'm so vain, I probably think this internet is about me.