Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Trends, Predictions and Lists for 2007-2008

First of all, Wish you a Happy New Year 2008. May this year bring you prosperity and peace.

Btw, this is my first post for this year :). I really wanted to post on Jan 1st, 2008, but never really had the time. In fact, this post I started writing on Jan 3rd, but it is still under progress until the point you are reading this now :).

I am astounded to see the number of lists, trends and predictions that people in the internet have come up with.

There are all kinds of list. Some of them that caught my eye have a title which resembles one of them below. But there are a lot more.
- Blog performance and traffic metrics
- Top blogs for 2007
- Top Technology trends for 2008
- Technology predictions for 2008
- Top Products of the year
- Inovative products of the year

The list goes on and on in various forms. I am sure these list have existed for the past few years, but it is more evident and visible because of news and blog aggregation sites like Techmeme, Blogrunner, etc.

I have been bookmarking these lists, trends, predictions, etc. But I thought let me also consolidate all of these in one single place for my sake. So here it goes.

I have basically taken (copy'n'pasted) only the articles that were highlighted in Techmeme River and I have mentioned them in the order of their appearance. And not necessarily these represent all of them.

Karen D. Schwartz / eWEEK.com: The Best Money-Saving Technologies of 2007
Jane Wakefield / BBC: The technology with impact 2007
Royal Pingdom: The major incidents on the internet in 2007
PC World: Scorecard: What Came True, What Didn't in 2007
PC World: The 25 Most Innovative Products of the Year
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Amazon's Best of 2007 Is Part Duh, Part Huh?
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google Predicitons, 2008 — Tis the season for everyone …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google in 2008 — There's no all-knowing glass bowl in reach …
Michael Calore / Wired News: Top of the Swaps: P2P's Most-Traded Movies, TV and Songs of 2007
Computerworld: Opinion: The 25 most innovative products of the year
[*] Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: 2007 Metrics — Last year, when I posted some stats for this blog …
BBC: Making history — The last 12 months have been one of the best years …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Top Google Apps in 2007
Sydney Morning Herald: Ten things that will change your future
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally: Technology Predictions for 2008 — I've seen lots of Top 10 lists …
Jim Courtney / Skype Journal: Eight 2007 “Non-Skype” Technology Recognitions
Ryan Block / Engadget: Predictions for 2008? — Engadgetdamus bids you greetings.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: 2008: Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn't Live Without
Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang: A Complete List of the Many Forms of Web Marketing for 2008
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: Predictions 2008 — Has it been a whole year?
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: 2008 Digital Trends Part II: Living Room 2.0
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog: Look back: Social Media moments & milestones to remember from 2007
BBC: Technologies on the rise in 2008 — A number of technologies …
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker: Free Tools to Manage New Year's Resolutions [Feature]
Ernesto / TorrentFreak: Top 10 Most Pirated Movies and TV Shows of 2007
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: What's Next on the Web: a ReadWriteWeb Toolkit for 2008
Andy / AndyDickinson.net: 2008 predictions: Newspaper video will die
Saul Hansell / Bits: New Questions for a New Year
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews: 28 Things Didn't Happen In 2007 — A lot of predictions …
Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics: Macworld 2008 Prediction: Apple's MacBook Plus Tablet Laptop
kottke.org: The Best Links 2007 — For the fourth year running …
Phil Windley's Technometria: Top Ten IT Conversations Shows for 2007
Steve N. / The StartUp Blog at PartnerUp: Complete List of 2007 Web / Technology Acquisitions
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0: 12 predictions for Enterprise Web 2.0 in 2008

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