It's been interesting reading about all these other apps that people are downloading to share "secret" information that is really just gossip for grown ups.
The marketplace seems to have a lot of me too apps that are just a copy of something else that just got a Series A round. It feels like the de al site gold rush when Groupon came on the scene.
Everything seems to be derivative today and I think that's good. It's an evolution from what works for today's technology to what will work for tomorrow.
But I also like to see what is called punctuated equilibrium happen in the marketplace. This is the idea that evolution is very slow or non-existant for a stretch of time and then all of a sudden a change occurs and there is massive change and all is disrupted.
The iPhone caused punctuated equilibrium in the phone marketplace. The Internet did this to shopping in the late 90's and then the market did it to the internet in the early 2000's.
I don't think that smart watches are going to be a massive change to the market but they will definitely have an influence.
What I do think is going to be the major driver of the future is all the people who are now buying devises connected to the internet that report data back to a cloud database.
The challenge will be that, like all the deal sites, these devices are silos of data and the company that allows me to join the databases and make everything communicate easily will earn the money and the market and all others will need to adapt to their way.