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5 key points that changed the internet in 2005


5 key points that changed the internet in 2005

2005 has been very important for the internet, we are closing the year, so we want to look back and make a recount of the 5 key points that changed the internet in 2005. Some cases emerging technologies and trends that began this year and will become stronger in the immediate future, but when they appeared in 2005, they forever changed the way we see and use the internet.

  1. Web 2.0: you can question the term what you want, you can hate the exaggerated buzz but the “Web 2.0” description that not everyone understands what it means, that does not have a definitive meaning and that composes a series of trends and ways of developing sites, has achieved that we use the web in a different way. Very specific online applications that are easy to use, active and social participation, easier ways to connect and a design trend with round fonts that can sometimes be very large are the most common characteristics of Web 2.0.

  2. Weblogs / Podcasts: Weblogs have been around for years but 2005 made blogging a common word in our language and the types of sites we frequent more and more, probably fueled by the elections for president of the United States in November of last year, the English-speaking media have adopted and use them in ways that in Spain and Latin America we still dream of. In parallel, podcasts have gone from being totally unknown to being the word of the year according to the New Oxford American Dictionary.

  3. iTunes Music Store: Apple’s iTunes store has played a vital role in driving certain trends this year. They showed that a different music sales model from the traditional one is not only possible but also extremely profitable, they pushed podcasts and videopodcasts to new levels of popularity and if this was not enough, now they are showing that people Yes you want and can watch TV shows on your computer or your iPod and that studios can make money in the process.

  4. VoIP: The technology per se is not new, it takes years but the use of Voice over IP during 2005 took an impressive leap especially due to the availability of much easier to use tools and software such as Skype which was bought by eBay a few months ago. Google also bet on VoIP with voice capabilities in its Google Talk. A year ago the idea of ​​talking on the phone for free did not sound far away but the number of people who had the service was not many, now it is something totally and completely normal.

  5. Wireless Internet: Connecting wirelessly already expanded the places where we can work at home or in the office, but in 2005 there was an incredible overcrowding of places around the world where you can open your laptop and connect to the internet. On the other hand, manufacturers of gadgets, video game consoles, digital cameras and others put wireless capabilities on these and thus the possibility of taking a PSP out of your pocket, connecting to the internet via wireless from a cafe and playing with a person in your pocket became a reality. another part of the world (which is most likely connected in the same way).