February 8, 2008
Last year many of us declared 2007 the year of the widget. And I think it was.
But is the widget already a thing of the past? An entrepreneur I met yesterday told me “widgets are SO 2007!” And I think she is right. The point is that with the emergence of the social graph, content is not just following us where we go on the web, but it is also intermingled with (and influenced by) all kinds of social attributes, connections, features, etc.
2008 is the year of the Social Graph. Whereas the widget revolution changed the way content is distributed on the web, the social graph is changing the nature of web content and web apps themselves.