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Web Trends to Watch in 2010 December 3, 2009

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Pete Cashmore, CEO and founder of the social media blog Mashable and now a writer for CNN.com, has come up with his list of the “10 Web Trends to watch in 2010.” While my eyes usually glaze over by point three of such lists, I was happily surprised to find myself agreeing with Cashmore’s prescient points. Particularly compelling are his points on the soon-to-be ubiquitous GPS, information overload, and convergence of functions in one device. Cashmore, unlike other netizens, intelligently (I believe) predicts a short faddish life for the kindle. He also argues that more information, while seemingly attractive, may not always be helpful. Cashmore closes with his most compelling argument, one that has already been a hot topic among librarians, teachers, parents, copyright lawyers, artists, and anyone else interested in privacy. He states, “We’re seeing the ongoing voluntary erosion of privacy through public sharing on Facebook and Twitter, the rise of location-based services and the inclusion of video cameras in a growing array of devices…Expect personal privacy — or rather its continued erosion — to be a hot media topic of 2010.”

What do you think will be the hottest web trend in 2010?



1. dataduchess - December 4, 2009

Augmented Reality is definitely a trend to watch — check out the current issue of Esquire Magazine. The potential is amazing!

2. The Way We’ll Live in Ten Years « The Infomavens' Desktop - December 16, 2009

[…] December 16, 2009 · Leave a Comment Today I stumbled across Microsoft Office Lab’s vision of the world (or the connected world) in 2019. This is a great video that reminded me a lot of Minority Report (a great film you should see if you haven’t yet). My only issue with this vision is that there seems to be a great proliferation of devices, whereas other prescient voices argue otherwise. […]

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