Surfing this morning and found this. I guess it’s not too early – like everything else this year* – to make predictions about next year.
2009 will go down as the year in which the shroud of uncertainty was lifted off of social media and mainstream adoption began at the speed of light. Source: 10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2010 | ReadWriteWeb.com
I agree. Social media is here to stay and it is affecting our lives in profound ways: news words are being invented, grammar is suffering, newspapers are dying, wild claims and rumors spread like atomic reactions and more people believe what they read online.
* This year Halloween stuff showed up in stores in August, Thanksgiving stuff showed up in September, and Christmas stuff showed up in October. Two months is too early. On the other hand, local politics is crawling out of the news gates. It’s hard to find out who is on the ballot. If I knew now I could take my time researching candidates for the next 12 months – trying to ignore political ads – and find the one I want to vote for.