Information Age vs. Connected Age

I am not sure if we are already leaving the information age, but there is an interesting reflection on this matter over the GigaOM blog. On the article “From the Information Age to the Connected Age” they argue that changed on the Web will enable us to make that switch.

The Information Age is the age of the knowledge worker. The Connected Age is the age of the web worker. Knowledge workers create and manage information, massaging it into intangible knowledge goods. Web workers create and manage relationships across knowledge goods, hardware, and people.

Two good examples that the article brings forth are Microsoft and Google, who belong respectively to the information and connected age. In the connected age value is no longer created from intangible information goods and knowledge, but rather relationships, aggregation and social interactions.