This blog post is written by guest blogger Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten. Boris is one of the founders of The Next Web Conference and co-hosts TNW Summit 2012.
The web is changing the world around us and how we deal with information. It is changing our jobs, our perspective on the world and the way we communicate. And while we try to adapt to this new world, the web itself is an ever-changing phenomenon increasing its speed.
When we look at how the web has changed since it gained widespread adoption at the end of the previous century we see a roller coaster of innovation, death, rebirth and recombination of ideas. Every other year new services come to life and suck away all attention from the current market leaders. MySpace had 300 million users before Facebook stole its thunder and became the dominant social network. Before that Friendster ruled the social networking world.