Thanks to that Flurry post about the time spent in apps versus the mobile web, Twitter has been abuzz with the idea that the web is dead. In fact, I was quite early on the “apps > mobile web” bandwagon, but in this case, I think people have gone too far, particularly when it comes to writing.
I detailed why in a guest post on Matt Mullenweg’s blog. Key graf:
There is no question that apps are here to stay, and are a superior interaction model for some uses. But the web is like water: it fills in all the gaps between things like gaming and social with exactly what any one particular user wants. And while we all might have a use for Facebook – simply because everyone is there – we all have different things that interest us when it comes to reading.
You can read the whole thing here.