We have all explored our own corners of the “real time web” for varying amounts of time. Entrepreneurs plug into it and extract value with a new addition, developers and IT types cope with challenges in resource and data management, politicians worry about how it might influence their campaigns or public opinion, marketers compete viciously for precious attention, and bloggers try to find meaning in it all. Despite our best efforts though, it seems that keeping up is becoming less feasible or palatable.
This article is not about the internet per se, it’s about speed and scale. This is not only about “More is Different” but “Faster is Different”.