Sunday, December 25, 2005
Technology Predictions for 2006 and Reflections on 2005 - Technology is usually thought of as impersonal, but something needs to be recognized; without technology the personal elements of the 2005 tragedies would not likely have been conveyed to the extent and timeliness they were. Reflecting on 2005 and looking forward to 2006, technology will undoubtedly continue play a significant role in the future both on a personal and impersonal level.
2006 Year of Opportunity - The start of the year is traditionally the time for making lists of things that we won't do for very long. It's also the time of year when we re-arrange our homes and offices, look back over the year that was, and try to predict the year that lies ahead. 2005 was an interesting year for software marketing. The "try before you buy" concept continued to grow from strength to strength, PPC grew even more interesting, RSS flourished, and previously obscure words like "blog", "wiki" and "podcasting" started to become mainstream. 2006 also looks set to be an interesting year, so without further ado, my predictions for the year that lies to ahead, subject to alteration, amendment and selective amnesia.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion Trends to Watch - One year from now, what will the state of the "feedospehere" look like? First, in order to look ahead we should look back.
Robin Good's New Media Predictions - If you stop looking for a second at the hundreds of interesting new tools and events happening online, what are the key trends you see? Where among the new emerging online media, should you be looking next when trying to understand where to invest your future energies and money?
PC World Winners and Losers of 2005 - What were the best and worst tech stories of the year? Our expert separates the good from the bad. In some cases, they're the same.
John Batelle's Predictions - This post marks my third year of making predictions for the coming year. I'm emboldened by not failing utterly in the past two years (well, for the most part), but I am sure this will only ensure that these prognostications will prove immeasurably off the mark.
Kevin Buron's 2006 Technology Predictions - What's going to happen in 2006? I don't know honestly but I have a few ideas.
Top 10 Tech Trends for 2006 - Once again, it's time for SiliconValley.com's annual look into a crystal ball for technology trends in 2006. Never mind that the smartest people in tech wouldn't dare make serious predictions about what innovations will catch fire next year. We make a humble try anyway.
Calacanis Predictions - Jason Calacanis predictions, Jason is the CEO of the blogging network Weblogs, Inc.
Top 10 Web Predictions for 2006 from Conversion Rater - My guesses at what some of the top web stories will be in 2006. Naturally, the real top 10 stories of 2006 will probably be ones that are impossible to predict, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun to try.
Corante Network Thinks about 2006 - Over the past couple of weeks, Corante Network contributors have been prognosticating about what they think is in store for 2006. Below is my effort to synthesize some of the larger themes articulated by my colleagues.
Scott Maxwell Now What? - 2005 is almost over, Now What?.Predictions for 2006
SEO Predictions - This started with a little list of things I thought had changed between 2005 and 2006 and turned into a large list of brainstormed ideas of things to keep in mind for the upcoming year. The first 30 I tried to compare the evolution somewhat. The rest didn't quite fit anything, and the whole thing turned out a bit random, but ended with the nice round number of 40.
Worst Tech Moments in 2005 - It was the year corporate and university data spills just kept coming, and the Supreme Court decided technology companies can be held responsible for the bad behavior of their users. Big firms lined up to help repressive governments; governments helped themselves to private phone calls and e-mail. A medical miracle transformed, overnight, into heartbreaking scandal.
More From Robin Good - Here are ten more disruptive and powerful changes that from my unique point of view, I see coming your way, whether you like it or not. I think there are still more key innovations and new technology changes that I am not yet covering here, but between my previous post and this, you can really get a broad and comprehensive idea of which are the web and the emerging new media technologies to master and watch in the coming months.
Big Stories in Search - from Danny Sullivan "Search caught fire last year, with new tools, services and virtually constant activity. Here's a look back at some of the most memorable themes and trends of the past year year."
ISE Predictions - It is that time of year again. Between the extra helpings of turkey soup and sandwiches, writers of every stripe are making lists of predictions for the coming twelve months. Last year, we got just over half our predictions correct. This year we hope to do as well or better but in an industry as dynamic and rapidly changing as the world of search, we couldn't expect to hit a home run on every prediction. The only thing that is certain is the idea 2006 will be as or more interesting than 2005.