Is the future of Web 2.0 mobile?

By Mitch Wagner of Information Week posted an overview from John Battelle of Federated Media, Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media, and Eric Faurot, senior VP at CMP of the Web 2.0 Summit yesterday. In this overview they ask an important question: Where is Web 2.0 Going?
Cell Phone Internet Browser
The answer? Mobile!

There’s a huge opportunity to turn the kind of data the phone has into services

I couldn’t agree more! Mobile phones are so widely used, but how many cell phone users browse the internet?

According to, among the 237 million wireless subscribers in the U.S., 70 percent use their phones to text message, more than 32 million accessed the Internet on their phones last month, and 41 percent use their phones to send picture messages.

32 million and that’s just in the US! Mobile internet usage is growing at a steady rate yet is still widely underused in the Web 2.0 world. Expect the gap between mobile and Web 2.0 to close over the next few years as more and more services are launched targeting the mobile user.

Looking for a new startup idea? Think mobile!