Is the next internet trend a limited opportunity?

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Back in 2012 a well respected user here posted that the next trend for the internet would be curation. He specified that web 2.0 would evolve into a purely curated product for most users. People here argued against him vehemently. Early 2.0 users wouldn't adapt to sharing or even liking a singular site to get information from was their claim

Fast forward to 2021. It's curation station baby. Reddit, Facebook, Twitter. All the big names work to curate whatever content you want and place it right in front of you. There is even a whole platform dedicated to women shaking their ass for a fee. Curation.

So what is the next big trend?

Limited Edition opportunity. And when I mean limited I mean limited. Depending on your product of course. 1/10 edition. 1/100 edition. Maybe even 1/250 edition. 500 and 1000? Nope. Reached too many people, no longer worth anything.

We have entered the land of NFTs, digital trading cards, and other digital works. Maybe you are selling a digital beachfront property to a Virtual Reality user. In due time, LIMITED engagement is the next step no matter how you slice it.

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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Limited will not trend! It'll be a time sensitive too. So, how come?
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  • Profile picture of the author Bella zanny
    The next trend will be time sensitive and actually more engaging
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    you make a great point but to who the big money has gone to the curation platforms that have to this point won .. but those platform are sealing their fate with the oppressive community guidelines and terms of service violation. That seem to be made up after the violation ..and how about demonitizing content and still running adds ..

    well if you new about the trends of curated content almost 10 years ago di you make a living or or much money from those trends ..

    the next big thing is a type of money as easily passed from person to person in different countries with no fees as paper cash is handed between people face to face ..the central banks and imf are working on the system at this time so it will be feezable to send 2 or 3 dollars to someone ..because there are no fees
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    I have said it for a few years now... Voice is the next "Trend" It has started but no where near where it will be at some point in the future. The ability to say it, and have it pop right up.

    If you use your phone this way or a google assistant, you may notice the displayed option are way fewer in number, meaning Voice SEO is already a big deal and will only become bigger.

    Articles such as this ( https://www.searchenginejournal.com/.../250723/#close ) back in 2018 were indicators. Looking at some of the more recent patents by Google they are going further than this, and if you listen to the likes of Gary Vaynerchuck he speaks about cataloging his material - for easier Google access.

    To have someone "Ask a question" or "Make a request" and its YOUR answer that is "displayed" / "Spoken" obviously is a big deal.

    Just the notion that there will only be ONE answer vs a page or pages of possible answers is scarry.

    Brand identity at this point is PARAMOUNT.
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    • Profile picture of the author max5ty
      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      I have said it for a few years now... Voice is the next "Trend" It has started but no where near where it will be at some point in the future. The ability to say it, and have it pop right up.

      If you use your phone this way or a google assistant, you may notice the displayed option are way fewer in number, meaning Voice SEO is already a big deal and will only become bigger.

      Articles such as this ( https://www.searchenginejournal.com/.../250723/#close ) back in 2018 were indicators. Looking at some of the more recent patents by Google they are going further than this, and if you listen to the likes of Gary Vaynerchuck he speaks about cataloging his material - for easier Google access.

      To have someone "Ask a question" or "Make a request" and its YOUR answer that is "displayed" / "Spoken" obviously is a big deal.

      Just the notion that there will only be ONE answer vs a page or pages of possible answers is scarry.

      Brand identity at this point is PARAMOUNT.
      Not sure about Facebook being considered a curator...unless I'm using the definition wrong.

      Sites like The Hustle, Morning Brew, etc., have made millions off of curation though.

      I read the article you linked to, it talked about podcasts. I'd be afraid to think if google started returning only one result on voice searches for everything else. The bidding war on that would be mind-boggling.

      Interesting subject
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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

        Not sure about Facebook being considered a curator...unless I'm using the definition wrong.

        Sites like The Hustle, Morning Brew, etc., have made millions off of curation though.

        I read the article you linked to, it talked about podcasts. I'd be afraid to think if google started returning only one result on voice searches for everything else. The bidding war on that would be mind-boggling.

        Interesting subject
        Facebook is without question the curation of a collection of people. and "Smart" users of the platforms curate content on the platform to extend the reach of content placed elsewhere.

        As it sits right now, the "ONE" result is not a bid result. Ask a google device "Hey Google whats the life expectancy of an Ant" or the like, and google will read a "snippet" from a website... ONE result.. I have been doing tons of research to try and somewhat figure out how these are selected... I am leaning more and more that Googles "TrustRank" is probably a major factor - something not easily manipulated.
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        • Profile picture of the author max5ty
          Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

          Facebook is without question the curation of a collection of people. and "Smart" users of the platforms curate content on the platform to extend the reach of content placed elsewhere.

          As it sits right now, the "ONE" result is not a bid result. Ask a google device "Hey Google whats the life expectancy of an Ant" or the like, and google will read a "snippet" from a website... ONE result.. I have been doing tons of research to try and somewhat figure out how these are selected... I am leaning more and more that Googles "TrustRank" is probably a major factor - something not easily manipulated.
          Ahhh, I understand the point you're making about Facebook now.

          However, one big thing that I've often thought about (and often failed to think about), is that when we look at future trends, we take the current players and try to determine the future trends.

          A lot of times, the future does not involve the current players because someone that was in the shadows either moves up to fill the future trends or a totally new player emerges. If any of that makes sense...

          anyways, I read an interesting article a couple of months ago about the whole Google thing:

          https://www.searchenginewatch.com/20...ns-for-search/
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          • Profile picture of the author savidge4
            Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

            However, one big thing that I've often thought about (and often failed to think about), is that when we look at future trends, we take the current players and try to determine the future trends.

            A lot of times, the future does not involve the current players because someone that was in the shadows either moves up to fill the future trends or a totally new player emerges. If any of that makes sense...

            anyways, I read an interesting article a couple of months ago about the whole Google thing:

            https://www.searchenginewatch.com/20...ns-for-search/
            Yes, often times looking at current environments and making bets on how that same environment will be in the future can get you into trouble. However... there are instances... Voice I think being one of them, where the current environment will stand the test of time. The one variable in all of this is kinda Apple... but not really.

            There are plenty of products on the market, but currently only 2 viable platforms ( Google and Amazon ) and to be honest, I hedge bets towards Googles platform in the long run.

            An interesting market to watch has and is the EV market. TESLA TESLA TESLA... and mark my words... its going to be FORD FORD FORD... I would put money down today that Ford buys out Tesla's motor division in the next 5 years. ( ok I have already been putting money down this will happen )

            All of the other "Brands" are working out of glorified suburban garages ( reference to HP ) and as of now dont have the capital for mass production... and then you have Ford "stepping" into / ONTO the market with a $40K truck ( half the price of a Rivian ) and coming to market in a years time ( Rivian has been at it since 2009 - with really nothing to show for it )

            Anyways.. what was interesting about that article was the statement about Google not being a search engine, but a business. I think the most overlooked aspect of what Google IS... is its a company that gathers data, and its "Products" are all byproducts and presentations of the data that has been collected. In the world of "Data" Google was so far ahead of everyone else, its not even funny... its mind blowing actually
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            • Profile picture of the author max5ty
              Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post


              An interesting market to watch has and is the EV market. TESLA TESLA TESLA... and mark my words... its going to be FORD FORD FORD... I would put money down today that Ford buys out Tesla's motor division in the next 5 years. ( ok I have already been putting money down this will happen )
              Personally, I wouldn't bet on Ford buying Tesla. Ford is outperforming Tesla this year by leaps and bounds with their EV program, and they're expected to continue.

              There has been a lot of speculation that Tesla could either merge with, or acquire one of the big three...which I think would be the more probable scenario (if we're considering scenarios).

              Anyways, talking about Google. I came across this site that I thought was interesting. It's all the failed attempts at things Google has tried. I will say that at least they're out there being forward thinkers and pushing the boundaries when it comes to emerging technologies:

              https://www.failory.com/google?ref=producthunt
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              • Profile picture of the author savidge4
                Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

                Anyways, talking about Google. I came across this site that I thought was interesting. It's all the failed attempts at things Google has tried. I will say that at least they're out there being forward thinkers and pushing the boundaries when it comes to emerging technologies:

                https://www.failory.com/google?ref=producthunt
                A noticeable unlisted item in the list is Google+, the now defunct social platform. What gets real interesting in understanding this list a little better, The bar that Google sets to determine a keeper from a loser. It comes right down percentage of users. A keeper is going to be used by 60%+ of users across its platforms.

                If every application was to use the same standard, there would not be to many apps in the app store... there would not be many websites on the internet
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    • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      I have said it for a few years now... Voice is the next "Trend" It has started but no where near where it will be at some point in the future. The ability to say it, and have it pop right up.

      I've been saying this for some years now. The one thing I did not anticipate about all of this is all the "spying" that goes on with all that "voice activated" stuff. I thought talking to your devices and even your appliances and the like was going to be 'the future'. And it seems to be.
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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

        I've been saying this for some years now. The one thing I did not anticipate about all of this is all the "spying" that goes on with all that "voice activated" stuff. I thought talking to your devices and even your appliances and the like was going to be 'the future'. And it seems to be.
        Not to throw alarms around but your PHONE listens to any and every word... knows where it is 24 hours a day ( location tracking ) knows what you have search for, knows what news articles you read... you ( we all ) are profiled like there is NO TOMORROW.

        So the BIG 3 in all of this is Google ( any and every android phone ) Apple, and then Amazon in a long distant last...

        Its humorous to me to watch the likes of Washington so concerned with "personal data" and they mean names and address' and they have not a CLUE what really is going on. And all of this done in the name of "So we can provide a better ad experience" OMG to funny.
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        • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
          Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

          Not to throw alarms around but your PHONE listens to any and every word... knows where it is 24 hours a day ( location tracking ) knows what you have search for, knows what news articles you read... you ( we all ) are profiled like there is NO TOMORROW.

          So the BIG 3 in all of this is Google ( any and every android phone ) Apple, and then Amazon in a long distant last...

          Its humorous to me to watch the likes of Washington so concerned with "personal data" and they mean names and address' and they have not a CLUE what really is going on. And all of this done in the name of "So we can provide a better ad experience" OMG to funny.

          Yep. I am very aware of that. My husband and I talk about it sometimes; the only "positive" thing (if you can call it that) about the whole thing is that there are so many people being tracked that the collection of gathered information is so huge that they pretty much only use the information to sell to us. My husband's very close friend who was a civilian working for the US Navy in Washington DC told him many years ago that certain keywords are being tracked by the government and if you use those words in your communication, you will find yourself in a world of hurt. Words like "yellow cake" and things like that. I remember that particular word because when I hear yellow cake, I think of an actual yellow cake. With chocolate frosting. Yummm...
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          • Profile picture of the author savidge4
            Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

            Yep. I am very aware of that. My husband and I talk about it sometimes; the only "positive" thing (if you can call it that) about the whole thing is that there are so many people being tracked that the collection of gathered information is so huge that they pretty much only use the information to sell to us. My husband's very close friend who was a civilian working for the US Navy in Washington DC told him many years ago that certain keywords are being tracked by the government and if you use those words in your communication, you will find yourself in a world of hurt. Words like "yellow cake" and things like that. I remember that particular word because when I hear yellow cake, I think of an actual yellow cake. With chocolate frosting. Yummm...
            Interesting fact... the NSA uses Awacs' and has for years and years and years. There are always at least 2 in the skies above the United States at all times. They have the ability to collect and process most all if not all electronic communications. Faxes, phone calls land and Cel, internet, Shortwave, etc etc and they monitor things like "Yellow Cake"

            There has always been a very clear disconnect between private data and "NSA" data... As of recently those lines have blurred - to some, blurred would be an understatement. But regardless of what you may think about say the use of Private data in the investigation of Jan 6th The whole thing is alarming.

            The flip side of this is one wonders why Depts like the Transportation Dept is not using Google data to best understand traffic, be it foot, car, mass, etc etc, and how best to impliment positive change. The data is there... just needs to be manipulated.
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            • Profile picture of the author Odahh
              Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

              Interesting fact... the NSA uses Awacs' and has for years and years and years. There are always at least 2 in the skies above the United States at all times. They have the ability to collect and process most all if not all electronic communications. Faxes, phone calls land and Cel, internet, Shortwave, etc etc and they monitor things like "Yellow Cake"

              There has always been a very clear disconnect between private data and "NSA" data... As of recently those lines have blurred - to some, blurred would be an understatement. But regardless of what you may think about say the use of Private data in the investigation of Jan 6th The whole thing is alarming.

              The flip side of this is one wonders why Depts like the Transportation Dept is not using Google data to best understand traffic, be it foot, car, mass, etc etc, and how best to implement positive change. The data is there... just needs to be manipulated.
              you are alarmed for the wrong reason ..if you son choses to go to college he will get a far better education and have a far better standard of living for far less money ..outside the United states the trend in the US are higher prices higher taxes .. less quality ..lower standers of living ..

              think about it with a small amount of street smarts it safer to live in medijin or bogata columbia and have a better standard of living for a fraction of the price to live in many much more dangerous cities in the US ..

              the US is a democracy / constitutional republic ..but the demos no longer wants freedom it wants free stuff ..

              great place to be "poor" ..but once you have an amount of money in the bank and a mobile income of a few thousand a month .. there is a growing list of better options around the world
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              • Profile picture of the author savidge4
                Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

                you are alarmed for the wrong reason ..if you son choses to go to college he will get a far better education and have a far better standard of living for far less money ..outside the United states the trend in the US are higher prices higher taxes .. less quality ..lower standers of living ..

                think about it with a small amount of street smarts it safer to live in medijin or bogata columbia and have a better standard of living for a fraction of the price to live in many much more dangerous cities in the US ..

                the US is a democracy / constitutional republic ..but the demos no longer wants freedom it wants free stuff ..

                great place to be "poor" ..but once you have an amount of money in the bank and a mobile income of a few thousand a month .. there is a growing list of better options around the world
                Im far from alarmed - but mindful - I dont qualify as "Poor" and i could argue the point that there are "better" options with a few grand of mobile income. I personally love Belize, but would never "Move" there.. maybe acquire ( an American cant own land there ) a home there for "vacation" use but that would be the extent of that.

                No offense to you, but this type of mindset is an "employee" based mindset, and simply does not apply to me... because most of it is not true. There are more Millionaire and Billionaires in the US than anywhere in the world- with good reason. THAT statistic alone negates all that you have said.

                Bogota or Medijin safer with a better standard of living? have you ever been to these places? And in regards to the unsafe places in America... I dont live in an "Unsafe" place.. would move if it became unsafe. Choice is a mighty powerful thing that Americans have and often fail to use.

                My son will NOT be going to college - I dont think he has an interest in being a scientist or a teacher - the only 2 categories of professions I can think of that actually may "require" a degree. Our school system from start to finish is broken. In the State of West Virginia my son is "required" to attend school until 8th grade, and at that point he probably will no longer attend school. He learns more at home than he ever will in school.
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                • Profile picture of the author Odahh
                  Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

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                  No offense to you, but this type of mindset is an "employee" based mindset, and simply does not apply to me... because most of it is not true. There are more Millionaire and Billionaires in the US than anywhere in the world- with good reason. THAT statistic alone negates all that you have said.

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                  no i don't agree ..that it is an employee mindset ..just because people have a certain amount of money they want to make .. and once they make they the go live the lifestyle they want .. doesn't mean they have an employee mindset .. if they are working for an employer and getting a check every week or two .. means they reach that income target .. then yes ..employee

                  this thread is about curated platform ..lets even extend it to air bnb and uber and a number of platfor that have more niche services ..so the cpitalists and the entrepreneurs create the platform the provide the business infrastructure and the network effects ..for people to use to earn money ..while not being an employee ..but not being an entrepreneur or capitalist ..but having to file taxes as a business..because that the camps the irs puts people in ..

                  and yes the education system is broken ..as far as skills training .. what it does do though ..is provide free day care for working parent .. and train young people to get in financial debt .. so many end up needing jobs ...and just getting deeper in the debt cycle ..
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        • Profile picture of the author Odahh
          Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

          Not to throw alarms around but your PHONE listens to any and every word... knows where it is 24 hours a day ( location tracking ) knows what you have search for, knows what news articles you read... you ( we all ) are profiled like there is NO TOMORROW.
          there is nothing to be alarmed about when your devices start using your dat to anticipate your next request or start putting article or information in front of you ..that you did not ask for but are highly relevant to current interests ..

          the point where the AIs have enough information about you to play match maker for romance or just potential friends so instead of killer robots ..big data uses Ai and robots to manipulate people ..let me get this close ..at a certain point the AI will understand how to present information to you ..in order to get you to believe an agenda or brainwash you. On the other hand those aware this is going will pick and chose what they will be led to believe ..

          you know how they point out when big teck exects get photos taken in their offices the computer cameras have tape over them
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  • Profile picture of the author Princess Balestra
    Curation is actschwlly 'bout preservin' relics.


    Abduration is mostly 'bout stayin' trim aftah 45.


    Fenestration is best experienced when the curtains're drawn.


    I will get to the rest latah.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    Originally Posted by BloggingPro View Post

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    So what is the next big trend?

    Limited Edition opportunity. And when I mean limited I mean limited. Depending on your product of course. 1/10 edition. 1/100 edition. Maybe even 1/250 edition. 500 and 1000? Nope. Reached too many people, no longer worth anything.

    We have entered the land of NFTs, digital trading cards, and other digital works. Maybe you are selling a digital beachfront property to a Virtual Reality user. In due time, LIMITED engagement is the next step no matter how you slice it.

    BP
    well we could just be partying like it's 1999..the same way anything with a .com was having money thrown at iit..now anything digital creates hype and buzz..and because most hard assests are overvalued

    yes there might be a few amazon.com but most will be pets .com ..or dogfood.com

    we might have reached that moment with elon musk promoting ***rocket and its value exploding ..

    there are hundreds of long term trends that are converging with each other and creating big short term opportunities ..
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    The next trend?

    ASSET PROTECTION. Big entrepreneurs and companies need it, simple.
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