Technically Speaking

Rex Dixon – Professional BlogCaster

2006 was the explosion of the Social Web

Posted by rexdixon on December 10, 2006

Yes it was. We will all look back on 2006 as the year that the social web took off. 2007 looks to be a promising new year for Web 2.0 and beyond. News Corp buying MySpace, Google buying YouTube, and all the rest were instrumental in proving that the web economy is a viable and profitable one.

Not to mention that a game (Second Life) is making covers of traditional magazines or print media. Will Yahoo just plunk down that $1 billion in 2007 for Facebook so that Mark Zuckerberg can buy a closet full of suit jackets and open toed sandals?

Will 2007 be the year that Kevin Rose makes another $60 million while drinking beer in front of a camera on his couch for another diggnation episode? Will some other entrepreneur come along with even a faster way to download digital content such as movies and mp3’s?

If the RIAA gets it’s head on straight, it can also make a buck here. They just need not to be so greedy as the money for the music is all there. They just need patience. Rushing things to make that quick buck early, or basically raping a group of content creators – ie.. the musicians is NOT the thing to do. We all know p2p is here to stay, and the RIAA just needs to deal with it, and instead of taking more – they need to learn how to give back. Giving back will reap greater rewards in the end all.

The Web 2.0 or 2.1 going to 3.0 in 2007 is going to be a wild and fun time. What we talk about in December 2006 will be all but forgotten in December 2007.  Yes, this is all Technically Speaking!


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