Timely not real-time. Rhythm not random. Moderation not excess. Knowledge not information. These are a few of the many characteristics of the Slow Web. Itâs not so much a checklist as a feeling, one of being at greater ease for the web-enabled products and services in our lives.
Like Slow Food, Slow Web is concerned as much with production as it is with consumption. We as individuals can always set our own guidelines and curb the effect of the Fast Web, but as I hope Iâve illustrated, there are a number of considerations the creators of web-connected products can make to help us along. And maybe the Slow Web isnât quite a movement yet. Maybe itâs still simmering. But I do think there is something distinctly different about the feeling that some of these products impart on their users, and that feeling manifests from the intent of their makers.