2008 internet predictions and top searches.

A brief pre-chicken fried quail xmas post (yes, I’m still in Texas):

Read/write web has released their 2008 web predictions – there’s a lot of consensus among the group that Google is likely to struggle in both social network building and public image-wise, which I agree with. Among other predictions – semantic web apps are likely to gain ground, and a variety of startups such as Twitter and Digg will be acquired. Also, in the spirit of summation, a piece from NPR on top Google searches in 2007, three of which I can’t resist posting in full: 

Searches for “Who is …?”

  1. Who is God
  2. Who is who
  3. Who is lookup
  4. Who is Jesus
  5. Who is it
  6. Who is buckethead
  7. Who is calling
  8. Who is keppler
  9. Who is this
  10. Who is Satan

Searches for “How to …”

  1. How to kiss
  2. How to draw
  3. How to knit
  4. How to hack
  5. How to dance
  6. How to crochet
  7. How to meditate
  8. How to flirt
  9. How to levitate
  10. How to skateboard

Searches for “What is …?”

  1. What is love
  2. What is autism
  3. What is rss
  4. What is lupus
  5. What is sap
  6. What is Bluetooth
  7. What is emo
  8. What is Java
  9. What is HPV
  10. What is gout

Never have I seen a more perfect slice of the American psyche. 

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