Wednesday, December 23, 2009
However, one tradition that I have been silently enjoy for the past 3-4 years is the year end "best of/worst of the year" lists. I am a complete sucker for them. I can't get enough of them. This year is a special year as many lists are "Best of the Decade" lists which is even more nostalgic goodness.
Suddenly I find myself actually caring about the "Ten best investments of 2009" when before such a list, I had spent zero-no time caring about investing. Well, one list that really drew my attention was the "Top Ten Tech Fails of 2009".
I was reminded at how hyped up the Conficker Worm was only to see absolutely no damage done on April 1st.
But in the article, the author remarks that "this (2009) was the year that social media exploded."
And this was validated in the article itself where 5 of the 10 tech failures were social networking related (6 if you count Gmail).
I probably would have thought 2008 would be the year that social media exploded, and see 2009 as more of the year when all the social media became centralized and organized according to function.
Posted by Joel Riley at 11:22 AM