Predictions: Internet Trends for 2014

The next generation of internet users have been traced to the mobile web, and 2014 will witness a major shift in that direction. As internet usage becomes more personalized with the proliferation of mobile devices, privacy will increasingly become a focal point.

Semantic web technology will find a suitable bride in the mobile ecosystem and shaped by machine learning algorithms –  an intelligent model that will be able to learn from the data they process and improve as they process more data.

Below are the top 5 trends to watch in 2014:

Semantic Search Technology: Google's underground works along semantic search technology will become more evident in 2014 will arrays of innovative voice-aided search products. And the shift to semantic algorithm is expected to reach an advanced stage in 2014.

Real-time Analytics: The demand for social media actionable analytical report is expected to reach the highest level in view of marketers huge adoption of social media in executing their online marketing efforts in 2014.

Web-based Applications: As HTML5 evolves into including detailed processing models to encourage more interoperable implementations; and many features built with low-powered devices such as smartphones and tablets in mind, will engender broader adoption of web applications.

mCommerce Technologies:  Mobile commerce will experience a great boost with the proliferation of smartphones and mobile devices armed with increasing number of internet connectivity across the world. And personalized information as obtainable through mobile devices will aid targeted advertising, hence the issue of privacy will still remain on the drawing board.

Internet of Things: IoT for short, is a term used to describe uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an internet-like structure. What started with personal computers, notebooks, tablets and mobile phones, now including TVs, cars, glasses and watches. Who knows what’s next?

Let us know your own predictions in the comment section below. And may 2014 bring you happiness and prosperity as we keep watch on the web space.
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