Forecasting the future is never easy, but the writers of Read/WriteWeb have looked into their crystal balls. It seems that this year will be hard for Google and Facebook. But what will be the biggest thing on the web in 2008? It seems that even they don’t know about it yet.
My predictions are summarized in the following sentence: Asian Open Mobile Twitter Widgets go mainstream.
Some interesting predictions in the original post’s comments as well. Virtual Knitting will be huge!
Here is my very subjective view on the current top 5 best blogs about startups in no particular order:
- FoundRead, which is part of technology blog network GigaOm, gives good tips and lessons for startups.
- Mashable features news especially on social networking and has great lists such as SOCIAL NETWORKING GOD: 350+ Social Networking Sites.
- blog.pmarca.com by Marc Andreessen, former co-founder of Netscape, now the co-founder of free social networking platform Ning, offers good advice for startups, that are definitely based on very extensive experience.
- How to Change the World by Guy Kawasaki, a Silicon Valley VC and author, has good advice for startups from an investor’s perspective.
- And no list about startup blogs can be complete without Techcrunch. It was started 2005 by Michael Arrington and now boasts 2.5M unique visitors per month. Techcrunch has usually well informed news about new web products and services. It has become the archetype of startup blogs both in good and bad.