Social media predictions for 2010

It's getting close to the end of the year, so the prediction postings have already begun.

Joel Postman's posting on Social Media Today (and Socialized) offers the following 5 social media predictions for 2010 – briefly listed below – but read the posting for more detail:

  1. Augmented Reality Applications Will Start to Go Mainstream
  2. Location-Based Applications Will Dissolve Into General Social Networks
  3. Enterprise Social Software Applications Will Become Commonplace
  4. More Social Media Regulation Will Follow the FTC’s October Endorsement Guides
  5. Social Search Will Shake Out, and the Search Metaphor Will Change

I'll post about more when I find them. 

Anybody want to add their own in the the comments below?

5 thoughts on “Social media predictions for 2010

  1. Marie-Therese Le Roux

    Great thoughts! I would add more integration of applications.
    Increasingly, our favourite social media apps are meeting in single locations: for example, my TweetDeck and Posterous postings automatically show up on Twitter, FaceBook and other locations of my choice. This way I don’t have to visit them all.
    The other Big Integrator will be Google Wave, which has tremendous potential for blending the best of chat, email, wikis and file sharing. It is a new paradigm and a steep new learning curve, but it is going places.

  2. David Simpson

    I think that Marie-Therese is on the mark (and I find Urs’s predictions of social media marketing trends fascinating). My crystal ball, foggy as it is, foresees an interesting intersection of two forces—an influence from K-12 teachers who are far ahead of most college/university faculty in awareness of and use of social media AND many social media apps becoming more MAINSTREAM as commercial software vendors become enlightened and threatened.

  3. facebook applications

    I enjoyed this post greatly. I believe that, some years from now, we will look back at 2009 as the year web search got transformed in a big way and by the end of 2010 the world of search and related industries will begin to look very different.

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