Web tech trends: analysis of SVNewTech topics
Even though the topics of meetup presentations are largely determined by the preference of organizers, the 4,000 member strong Silicon Valley NewTech meetup started in Jan ’06 hosted hosted over 155 demost & talks representative of what is going on in the industry (although topics of my interest – Health 3.0 – are still underrepresented).
I simplified the spreadsheet data by:
– filtering out highly repeated keywords such as ads (you can‘t get away from them – no change since 2006), blogs, Search (no interest in 2009 compared to 6 demos in 2008, see below), Social and similar keywords.
We’ve transitioned from virtual worlds to virtual goods, are less interested in community chat and more in finance (be it social lending or accounting and fund rising), have less spare time and … may be ready for something new, not yet shown on the charts.