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Top 10 Predictions for 2008




Last day of the year 2007. As we head for another year, let me venture a fearless forecast for 2008.

  1. At least one Yet another blogger will get published. It will be a book about a blog, not a book about blogging. And no, it’s not me.
  2. More bloggers with bow down to Google’s wrath, drop TLA and all other link ads. Matt Cutts will personally see to it that those who put out links because of any form of sponsorship will get their day in Google hell.
  3. Mobile Advertising will significantly rise. And no it’s not AdSense for Mobile but AdMob. The iPod Touch, iPhone, N95 and upcoming Nokia Touchscreen S60 devices will push this. The web will slowly move on to the mobile phone.
  4. Facebook will be the next Friendster. Everyone will be on Facebook that it won’t be that cool anymore. It will fade away, in favor of a newer fad.
  5. Bloggers will blog less and flock more on Twitter. It needs to get bought though in order to survive. Maybe by Yahoo. Google already went with Jaiku 3 months ago.
  6. More bloggers will join main stream media. It will more likely be broadcast media rather than print.
  7. Adsense will lose its age-old glory, thanks to prediction #2 and the fall of the US dollar.
  8. A 2010 Presidential candidate will blog, and will actually write it himself/herself.
  9. Podcasting will continue to fade. Unless, there’s a good model that presents itself, it will be hard to continue producing podcasts. Just look at what happened to PodTech (a podcast network) in the US.
  10. Local e-commerce will finally take a huge leap forward, thanks in part to Paypal. Let’s just hope that this doesn’t make the hackers/crackers/phishers work double-time.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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21 Responses

  1. follow up forecasts:

    to #1 – “Yugatech — The Untold Story”

    to #2 – some form of alternative advertising will be developed so that folks still have options other than AdSense.

    to #5 – there will be some talk about twitter v. blogging instead of blogspot v. wordpress.

    to #6 – broadcast media will be doing the recruiting, and not merely pundits; there’ll be the vloggers and the humor bloggers who’ll make it on TV.

    to #8 – candidates in general, not just for president — maybe even for the senate or congress; if they do it right, they will earn the OFW vote and the pinoy cyberdenizen vote.

    and at #11 – Yuga will form an educational charity to be supported by bloggers and blog earnings. heh heh.

  2. danix says:

    OMG, like i just started blogging and adsense will like fade! hehe anyway, im sure there’d be an AdSense alternative by that time.. :) heheh

    happy new year sir abe!
    God Bless!

  3. Bob Reyes says:

    I say, “Amen!” to #10. Happy New Year everyone!

  4. BlueFrix says:

    I guess Yuga would be the next Matt Cutts. Hehe.. :lol:

  5. noemi says:

    what nice fearless forecast. Like The Jester said, I bet your book is upcoming. :)

  6. If that’s what the future will hold… then bring it on!

    I’ll be waiting on that book of yours. LOL.

  7. Dark Knight says:

    Could 2008 be the year of the Tagablogs?

  8. aCey says:

    very interesting… i can’t wait to see that blogging president. hehe. :) happy new year! :)

  9. hoop says:

    Kwentong Tambay already published :D

  10. GM Tristan says:

    If Adsense will fade. Do you know of any alternates? Thanks in advance and Happy New Year

  11. acantos says:

    whew! I’m never gonna be a problogger.

  12. Lyle, RN says:

    I don’t think adsense will fade.

    I have never seen an ad network that is better than adsense in terms of ad relevance vis-a-vis the content of the blog where the ads are shown.

  13. Minic Rivera says:

    …and Abe will remain as the top Pinoy blogger in 2008

  14. Adsense will not fade. It will adapt as the great G will keep on the buying binge including its competitors.

  15. I am very happy that http://marroxas2010.blogspot.com is gaining ground in the blogosphere. I expect that my blog would be kicking better this 2008.

  16. Yougatech says:

    A new tech blog will apear that will sound like yugatech….

  17. Amen to Number 10! Woohoo!

  18. GUrbi says:

    Let me add this:
    A great nemesis of Yugatech will rise 2008,2009,2010. who knows?

  19. Junnel says:

    I’ll bookmark this post and get back to it on 2009. I have my own predictions too. http://animohosting.com/main/my-2008-technology-predictions/

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