Looking towards 2006


2006 will not be a year of massive Web 2.0 adoption
The biggest lesson I’ve learned from my countless non-geek interactions this year is that we are far from reaching mainstream penetration of Web 2.0 technologies (blogs, RSS, tagging, social bookmarks, wikis, podcasts, etc.). Web 2.0 services are too disconnected, unintuitive, and often are impractical.

2006 will be a year of opportunity
2006 is going to be a year where the creators of web technology have the opportunity to make their services better in terms of integration, usability, and usefulness. In particular, developers of Web 2.0 services who begin to embrace these opportunities in 2006 are going to be the winners of 2007.

I’ll exame each of these opportunities in subsequent posts.