Hmm... Good question. Ostensibly, the IoT is the collection of devices that are on the Internet. These may or may not have humans associated with them. Hence the IoT has a lot of Machine-to-machine characteristics that make it unlike the Web 2.0 world we've been living in up to this point.
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