The balkanization of the Web is in progress: we are forced to chose between our friends or the services that we like. We're now also forced to chose between apps or the device that we like! That's a big change from the good old times were a single web browser would be able to take us to any website!
This has happened since we traded protocols for APIs.
We will see how open protocols like XMPP and PubSubHubbub help make the web itself realtime by federating data between different entities, structures and websites in realtime!
1st–2nd June 2012