Following yesterdays post on 5 Predictions for the Next 5 Years here’s my Top 10 2010 Social Media Predictions. Unlike yesterday’s post where I was looking at the bigger trends that would shape our space this is a little more like playing fantasy football. I’m really just guessing.
- Facebook goes public at the end of the year.
- Twitter reaches profitability but does not go public.
- There’s a huge developer backlash against Twitter because they keep building functionality several apps have pioneered.
- Murdoch delists Newscorp sites from Google (actually I doubt he’s ever going to do this but I want him to, just to see what happens).
- Dozens of new journalism startups spring up and quickly garner attention as they hire armies of laid of journalists.
- Murdoch relists Newscorp sites in Google before the years over.
- Phone apps loose their appeal in favor of mobile optimized web pages.
- Google Chrome OS does only slightly better than Ubuntu and fails to draw mainstream support.
- The iPhone looses major market share in 2010 to Android.
- Hyper local journalism fails to gain a sustainable business model beyond individual bloggers.
What are your predictions for 2010?
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