Very cool. I just did this piece for SAY Media magazine… but you can also download and print out the high-rez version from their site here.
It’s nice to be in print again, especially in a large format like SAY.
[N.B. I’ve been drawing this large, all-over multi-panel format for a long, long time- years and years. I call the format “Freds”. I did one for Loic Le Meur and Le Web a couple of weeks ago; I plan to do more.]
The SAY piece was a current snapshot of “The State of Web 2.0” in the post-Facebook IPO era. No doubt, as Facebook and Twitter brought about the end of the blogosphere’s half-decade golden age, so the half-decade era dominated by Twitter and Facebooks now starts to recede.
Seriously, if I was a few years younger and cared more about this kinda stuff, I’d do a start-up clone of Facebook, and keep it real simple and keep it private and UNCORRUPTED, the way Craig Newmark did with Craigslist.
Doc Searls correctly predicted it years ago…. the Internet boom would return, and it always will. And things will get silly really fast, just like they’re doing now. Exactly like Doc said.
I think things are about to get really interesting, and a lot of people in the industry are about to take a hammering. But that’s OK, it’ll clear a lot of the undergrowth in the process. Welcome to Silicon Valley.
[Feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you want to commission a “Fred” for your own organization etc.]
Great piece. Its fun to see how things get so popular and then forgot about again its such a short amount of time. It brings the old ‘surfing the web’ term to life. I wonder if there will be a waver bigger than facebook?
LOVE this…it’s amazing how the internet just constantly evolves – fascinating.
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It’s a tribute to the modern era. I’d love to have a large print of this. If there’s an opportunity to buy the print — rather than do it myself, I’m all over it.