For someone who studies the Internet, today is the day we borrow the infamous line from Steve Martin in “The Jerk“. It excites me every year with Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers releases her yearly Internet Trends Report. It may be the very best look at the state of the Internet, and how it continually is changing and evolving. Ms. Meeker finds the biggest trends in and on the Internet, looks at what’s ahead, and points out a few startups worth keeping your eyes on in the year ahead.
I’ve consumed the report like a man who hasn’t eaten for days for some years now, and just finished this year’s serving. It’s 197 slides, so there’s a lot to read, and even more to ponder, so it would be simply irresponsible to give you all my thoughts on where the Internet is and where it’s going now. Rather, I’m sharing the entire report below so you can look it over at your leisure. It is not a quick read, but it may be the most important read of the year (so far) if you or your business has anything to do with the Internet. One word to keep in mind as you look over the report: mobile.