2011 Internet Trends From Mary Meeker (Queen of Net)
The following is from the 2011 internet trend report by Mary Meeker (known as "Queen of the Net") released from Web 2.0 Summit San Francisco, CA. The report is a wealth of insights and insightful charts and graphics.
For all of us who are in the thick of the tech world, the time is unprecedently exciting. It is going to be even better.
1. Globality – We Aren’t In Kansas Anymore…
- Apple, Google, Amazon.com & Facebook Remain Mega-Leaders; yet the majority (81%) of their users are from overseas.
- Chinese (& Russian) Companies Continue to Step Up. <
- In 3 Years, China Added More Internet Users than Exist in USA… China / India / Nigeria / Russia / Iran = Biggest Adders
2. Mobile – Early Innings Growth, Still…
3. User Interface – Text -> Graphical -> Touch / Sound / Move
Before Steve Jobs, computers were utilitarian tools for computation; After Jobs, computers became beautiful objects we could use in thousands of ways to aim to make life better.
- Natural User Interface Revolution – Now in Touch / Sound / Move Era
- The Next Big Thing(s)? Those Two Big Things on the Sides of Your Head… Everything merges toward audio
4. Commerce – Fast / Easy / Fun / Savings = More Important Than Ever…
5. Advertising – Lookin’ Good…
- Google Paid Clicks & Cost-Per-Click Continue to Grow Rapidly;
- Time Spent on Social Networking Sites Surpassed Portals. Social Networking CPMs is
6. Content Creation – Changed Forever
Content Commoditization – Value Shift from Creators to Aggregators
7. Technology / Mobile Leadership – Americans Should Be Proud
- We are Living Through a Once Every 10-20 Years Technology Evolution – The Mobile Computing Cycle…
- ‘Made in USA’ Smartphone Operating Systems = 64% Share from 5% Five Years Ago
Still Early-Innings Era of Smart-Phones to Smarter-Phones
8. Mega-Trend of 21st Century = Empowerment of People via Connected Mobile Devices
9. Authentic Identity – The Good / Bad / Ugly. But Mostly Good?
10. Economy – Lots of Uncertainty
Stock Market Volatility = 2x Historical Average
Consumer Confidence =
Well Below Historical Average
USA Corporate Capital Spending Budgets =
Being Revised Down
GDP Growth Forecasts =
Being Revised Down
Stock Markets = Often Leading Indicators of Economic Activity
Russia -33% from 52-Week High; Oil (-24%) / China (-23%) / Europe (-23%) / S&P500
(-12%) / Nasdaq (-9%)