Beginning the year with Deloitte’s 2010 Web trends predictions…one thing leads to another…and here are some other predictions about the social Web I find very interesting and worth sharing if you have not come accross them yet
I am pointing at “The social Web in 2010: The emerging standards and technologies to watch” by Dion Hinchcliffe from ZDNet which were puclished today.
What are the challenges with the social Web today? For one, its very size is now an issue. The social Web has virtually exploded over the last three years, going from tens of millions of users to many hundreds of millions of users.
It has also entered the late majority of the mainstream population, meaning that many of the ways that it works will not be as accessible to those least familiar with it. But the “social Web” has practically just become “the Web” at this point.
Social computing is now something that most people do at least in some form on an almost daily basis. Along the way we’ve all learned some of the shortcomings of today’s social tools and environments. Indeed, the very success of this mode of online interaction has begun to pose its own issues.
In a nutshell, these issues are…
List of Social Web Challenges for 2010
Fragmentation of conversation.
Disconnects between older and newer generations of social media.
Lack of control of identity, contacts, and data.*
A better social Web on mobile devices.
Poor integration between social media and location services.*
Difficulty of coherently engaging in social activity across many channels.
Coping with and getting value from the expanding information volume of social media.*
*trends I experience more vividly on a personal basis
Four aspects of social Web evolution
Open activity streams.
Portable identity, contacts, and data.
Better social and location capabilities added to the core of mobile devices.
Better distributed models for the social Web.
I fully agree with these 4 social web evolution tendencies.
I have to tell you that I personnaly enjoy reading trends like these for they come as confirmations of impressions and feelings I experience scouring the Web on an everdyday basis…and I wonder what about you?
Thanks for staying tuned to ErgonomiA.ca throughout the last decade folks!!!!!!
I must confess I enjoy the Web ride tremendously