Wednesday, December 26, 2007

2008 Predictions From Around the Web

Between all the holiday cheer and over-eating the past few days, I spent some time reading through a variety of predictions for 2008, and collected some interesting ones here.

What’s the next big thing? What current trends will catch on? What new ones will emerge? What new handheld device(s) will appear? What’s in store in the social networking sphere? Who will buy whom? Will it be Google everything? Will advertisers figure out online advertising? What about H.264? Mobile web? Live web channels? CDN consolidation? IPTV? HD on the web? P2P content delivery? WiFi? Open social? Semantic searches? What else will be in store for 2008? It will certainly be an interesting year to come.

Here's a short video of Jon Fine, Business Week, courtesy of Beet.TV, expanding on his 2008 predictions which are also listed below, Media Predictions for 2008, Everything May or May Not Change. .

Apple Gazette: 8 Predictions for Macworld 2008

Business Week's Jon Fine - Media Predictions for 2008

CMS Watch - Twelve Predictions for 2008

Faster Future – 10 Digital Media Predictions for 2008

GigaOm: Gaming and Online Worlds

GigaOm Looking Back: The Year in Web 2.0 (2007)

Hollywood reporter - 2008 Predictions and Prognostications

Mashable’s 2008 Predictions: Mark’s List

Mashable’s 2008 Predictions: Adam’s List

Mashable's Drama 2.0 Predicts What Won’t Happen in 2008

Microsoft in 2008: 10 Predictions

Read Write Web: 2008 Web Predictions

2008 Searchviews Predictions

Techdirt's If You Need A 2008 Prediction... How About: The Fact Checker Is Dead... Long Live The Fact Checker


Valleywag's 25 predictions for 2008

Venture Beat's 2008 predictions from a VC: Android will succeed…

Venture Beat's Predictions for the Consumer Internet in 2008

Web Worker Daily - Six Tech Predictions for 2008