Last weekend in California there was the 2008 DEMO conference. The conference serves as a launchpad for new Web startups. It’s a great opportunity to see what the new thing is going to be.
Over at the GigaOm blog, they boiled down the four biggest themes that came from this year’s DEMO conference. One struck my eye:
Componentization of the web
The web’s full of pieces: static images, YouTube clips, Facebook widgets and Flash plugins. Startups want to let users rework these pieces their own way.
This is exactly what i’ve been saying. When people find a Web site or piece of content they like, they want to be able to take it with them and do stuff with it.
So if you create online content, how are you allowing your users to grab a hold of and do stuff with the useful components?