The next generation of media is here.
And it will be all about content.
That’s the takeaway from the annual conference of the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, the world’s largest Internet and technology group.
In the past few months, W3Cs membership has grown from around 50 million to nearly 500 million, and it has expanded its focus to encompass a number of areas including video, gaming, and new media, as well as to provide an umbrella to ensure that its members can collaborate to help shape the future of the Web.
In a talk at the W3Con, the WG chief executive, Raffaella Deslatte, outlined some of the reasons why W3CS is needed and the ways in which it will help drive innovation.
“If you look at what happened with the Web in the 90s, it’s really clear that there was this huge disruption,” she said.
“We have this enormous challenge and we need a lot of people in the industry to step up and help make that happen.
We need people who have the vision and the ability to make sure that we have this really new medium, and that’s something that the W1.0 is going to be all for.
And that’s what we’re going to have in the next decade.”