The 7 Signs of the Web 2.0 Apocalypse
All good things must come to an end. History tends to repeat itself and as such, most of us knew that it was not a matter of if Web 2.0 would collapse, but when Web 2.0 would collapse. Some of us have predicted that the gravy train would fall off the tracks sooner than later while others have predicted that the fun could last for a few more years. Miss Cleo refuses to use her physic powers to give me business insights despite the fact that I have been one of her best customers over the years, so my prediction was as good as anybody’s. But I am now ready to state unequivocally that the Web 2.0 apocalypse must be upon us if Bible 2.0 scripture is correct.
Consumers are Cheapskates
That appears to be the case if Radiohead’s experience with its new album “In Rainbows” is going to be the norm for bands that opt to let the public decide what their music is worth. The popular British band recently released their latest album directly on their website as a digital download. Fans were able to download the album for whatever price they were willing to pay, including $0. A study released today revealed that most downloaders (62%) chose $0.
Now that , I figured it was entirely appropriate to reveal that I have been one of the early beta testers for this revolutionary new system and have an exclusive screenshot of it in action!
If you’re not familiar with Project Bacon, it’s Facebook’s way of enabling me to tell all of my friends about my purchases on third party websites. Being a trendsetter has always been difficult for me, but with Project Bacon, I can now more easily broadcast my trendsetting messages to the world.« go back