How The Internet (and Kehorne) Has Changed Over The Last 15 Years

Kehorne is now an old business in what is still a young industry, and although it is our 15th birthday, Kehorne was around for a good while before that, but as part of a different business. We have seen many changes and it forces us to constantly rethink what we do and how we do it. This keeps us fresh (but not young unfortunately)!  We have gone from ‘Everyone is a developer, so they design and build websites and everything in between’ to ‘A myriad of separate disciplines within the industry that all contribute to building a successful web product’.

In The Beginning

When we started, there were no rules or frameworks, everyone was literally making it up as they went along, some ideas survived and prospered, and some just disappeared (anyone remember VRML?). The industry has matured and established processes and frameworks, which is all great, and we now produce much slicker, user-centric products than we ever did before.So let’s look back on how the internet and how we use it has changed over the past 15 years:

  1. Mobile Devices: The rise of smartphones and tablets has transformed the way people access the internet. In 2008, mobile devices were just starting to become popular, but today, they are the primary way that many people access the internet.
  2. Social Media: Social media has become a major force on the internet, with platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok attracting billions of users. Social media has changed the way we communicate, share information, and interact with each other.
  3. Streaming Services: Streaming services like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime have disrupted the entertainment industry, providing consumers with on-demand access to movies, TV shows, and other content.
  4. E-commerce: Online shopping has become increasingly popular, with many consumers now preferring to shop online rather than in-store. E-commerce has transformed the retail industry, leading to the rise of online marketplaces like Amazon and Etsy.
  5. Cloud Computing: Cloud computing has made it possible to store, access, and share data and applications over the internet, providing more flexibility and scalability for businesses and individuals.
  6. Artificial Intelligence: Advances in artificial intelligence have transformed the internet, enabling machines to learn, reason, and interact with humans in increasingly sophisticated ways. AI is now used in a wide range of applications, from chatbots and virtual assistants to fraud detection and image recognition.
  7. Cybersecurity: The threat of cyberattacks has become more prevalent, and cybersecurity has become an increasingly important concern for businesses and individuals.

The internet has become an increasingly integral part of our lives over the past 15 years, and it has undergone significant changes that have transformed the way we communicate, learn, work, and consume entertainment.

We have gone from Web1 to now looking at the possibilities of Web3, and given the speed that things change, who knows what we will be doing in another 15 years.I can’t wait…

If you need help with keeping your website up-to-date with the latest developments, please do contact us.