Amrit tagged me do my 6 predictions for 2007 last year (:mrgreen: that sounds really long ago isn’t it?)… and I’ve really been thinking about it, and I’m ready to take the challenge.
I think more corporations are going to start to embrace blogs as a means to reach out to its customers.
The Fortune 500 Blog Project shows an updated figure as of December 14, 2006 – we are not even halfway through, and there are already more corporate blogs than it was found in an earlier project, last updated in May! If you’d like to participate, just get on to the Wiki and sign up! I will be doing more reviews this year too!
I think community network and social media marketing will boom.
I think spam is going to grow so much that people are going to start thinking what their emails are for.
Look. At least 95% of my emails are spam mails. In fact, its grown so much for me, that I don’t welcome solicited mails from companies that I left my email addresses with anymore. If I’d want information, I’d Google it. If you want to tell me about your products, give me a RSS feed and you have a higher chance of success.
By the way, check out Debbie Weil’s post on RSSing yourself. Its a good starter.
I predict that VOIP calls will overtake normal telephony in urbanized cities.
People are travelling with cheaper flights, and broadband access is getting more widespread and cheaper. I’d rather pay 3 cents per minute using Skype than 20 cents per minute on a normal telephone call! It has been this way all the time, but its going to get better in 2007. People who are still not on VOIP calls are not because they still fear the Internet and computers (I think), but more gadgets like Skype enabled phones will make things a lot easier for these people to connect.
I think video editing is going to be made a whole lot easier.
We’ve heard so much about YouTube, and everybody wants to be on it! The problem? Not everybody knows the technical stuff about video editing. When there is demand for easier video editing, you can be sure someone, somewhere will come up with the product.
I think more people are going to quit their jobs, to work from home, or request to work from home.
Who likes to travel an hour, squeeze in the sardine packed trains, fight office politics and be under the breath of the boss? On the other hand, companies get to save on office rent! Go figure.
So there they are, 6 predictions for 2007!
Let’s see if my foresight is good when I check back at them next year!
And… I’ll pass this on first to my other two blogtippees for this month! (Hey! Do some work! :mrgreen:) Shi Hengcheong, Andrew, and also Ted (for tagging me the other time! here’s my “revenge”! :mrgreen:) and John!
What are your 6 predictions for 2007?