"Somewhere in the past few months the way that I experience the Internet and specifically live information changed -- there is a "now web" emerging out of an ecosystem of loosely coupled products. There has always been an immediate, instant component to the web and web communications -- it goes back to mailing lists, IM, email & blog commenting. But its taking on a whole new form -- the density of the conversations and the speed at which they emerge and evolve is different."
Susan sez: We're thinking alot about the right now web with the products we're developing--and soon pushing out to beta. Twitter, summize and the betaworks products John's team is building are among the products and companies we have been closely watching.