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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Partner Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report is out.
Big themes in the 294 slides this year: Privacy, ecommerce, China and work. Here’s a closer look at the year, according to Meeker:
- We’re living in the midst of a privacy paradox.
Usability improvements are based on data, which creates what Meeker called a privacy paradox: internet companies make low-priced services better thanks to user data; users increase time spent based on their perceived value of said services; and regulators want to ensure user data is not used improperly.