Predictions 2009

John Battelle's Searchblog

It will also struggle to find an answer to the question of how it diversifies its revenue in 2009. Despite #3 above, Google stock will soar in by Q3-4 of 2009 , mainly because demand will pick up, and when demand picks up, it's like rain on a field of newly sown wheat. Tied to #3 above, Microsoft will gain at least five points of search share in 2009, perhaps as much as 10. Related: 2008 Predictions. 2008 How I Did. 2007 Predictions. 2007 How I Did. 2006 Predictions.

Predictions 2009: How Did I Do?

John Battelle's Searchblog

Related: 2009 Predictions. First of all, it's either silly or sublime that when you type (or maybe, given Google now personalizes all results, when *I* type) " predictions 2009 " into Google my predictions from a year ago are ranked first. 2008 Predictions. 2008 How I Did.

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Web 2 2009

John Battelle's Searchblog

Literally some of the best work I've ever been involved with, yet again, six years in. Many of you asked for the playlist I used for the show (coverage best seen at #w2s , lots of news happened at the event, including Sergey Brin stopping by). Here's a screen shot of my playlist. I'll make it live soon. And yes, btw, the songs and their timing with sessions often mean something. But I can't really get into what and why right now

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2009 IAPP Privacy Academy

Hunton Privacy

Don’t miss the 2009 International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (“IAPP”) Privacy Academy in Boston, MA, September 16-18th. The Academy provides various program topics on operational privacy and technology, as well as advanced breakout sessions focusing on today’s cutting edge privacy issues.

2009 Intranet Innovation Awards

ChiefTech

Alex Mancheste r nudged me the other day and asked if I could help get the word out about Step Two Design's 2009 Intranet Innovation Awards. My, doesn't time fly. Now in its third year, the aim of the awards are to: "celebrate new ideas and innovative approaches to the design and delivery of intranets. The goal is to find these ideas (whether large or small), and to share them with the wider community." Since this is an Aussie initiative, I'm more than happy to spread the word.

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Data Privacy Day 2009

Hunton Privacy

Wednesday, January 28, 2009, marks the second annual international Data Privacy Day, which brings together a broad coalition of privacy professionals from both the private and public sectors, as well as corporations, academics and policymakers, with the goal of promoting awareness and collaboration on a variety of data privacy issues.

Penner Ash Willamette Pinot 2009

John Battelle's Searchblog

Penner-Ash Willamette Valley 2009 Pinot drank VERY well last week. Photos

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Mindtouch 2009: Collaborative Mashup Switchboard

Collaboration 2.0

Mindtouch announce today a new message bus that enables bi-directional notifications when changes are made both within MindTouch 2009 or to the many applications that users plug into or connect to with MindTouch 2009. Examples of these could be Web services, enterprise systems, databases, office productivity applications and more. This bi-directional messaging and publishing capability pushes out

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Observations from E2EF 2009

ChiefTech

I was busy busy twittering on the day, but realised I had neglected to post anything post-conference about Ross' Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum a few weeks ago. So what did I learn? Firstly, my main take away was that I noticed a big change this year from people asking what is Enterprise 2.0 to how do I do Enterprise 2.0.

A Selection of 2009 Collaboration Posts

Collaboration 2.0

Here’s a selection of links to posts I’ve written in 2009 which I feel are worth rereading… Extraordinary Collaboration Delusions and the Madness of Crowds …Comparing the ‘Idiocy of Crowds’ and groupthink to the South Sea Bubble & Madoff financial speculation disasters.

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Eric Schmidt on 2009

John Battelle's Searchblog

Given the economic collapse, 2009 is widely seen as a lost year, it seems. But Google CEO Eric Schmidt's an optimist, here's his take on the year. Google Blog write up here

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HITB Malaysia 2009 and sandboxing

Scary Beasts Security

No time for details at the moment, but I'm just back from HITB Malaysia and a great time was had by all! The hospitality and warmth of the organizing crew surpassed anything I've ever encountered before. I presented with my colleague Julien Tinnes. See awesome blog: [link] We presented on various intriguing aspects of sandboxing on Linux, covering vsftpd and Chromium as test cases.

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End of Mainstream Support for Dynamics AX 2009 and AX 2012

Ascent Innovations

End of Mainstream Support for Dynamics AX 2009 and AX 2012. Microsoft is ending the mainstream support for Dynamics AX 2009, AX 2012 FP and R2 on October 9th, 2018. Dynamics AX 2009. –. Extended Support will expire as well, and the end dates are: Dynamics AX 2009. –.

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FTC Delays Enforcement of the Red Flags Rule until August 1, 2009

Hunton Privacy

The previous compliance date was May 1, 2009, which was an extension from the original deadline of November 1, 2008. " On March 20, 2009, the FTC published the Red Flags Rule Compliance Guide to assist organizations that must comply with the Red Flags Rule. At the eleventh hour, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it will once again delay enforcement of the Red Flags Rule.

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Got 2020 Clear Vision?

Daradiction

Early 2009 I stopped drinking alcohol and putting damaging substances into my body and this has been given me remarking clarity and performance benefits. Folks over estimate what they can do in a year and under estimate what they can do in ten. No doubt you’d agree how quickly this past decade has flown by. My one regret is that I wasn’t nearly as intentional about the effects I wanted to create. I didn’t find my North Star (community empowerment) until quite recently.

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Caffeine: A Fundamental Rewrite of Google, A Shift to Real Time

John Battelle's Searchblog

Matt Cutts points to a video interview (embedded above) on Google's Caffeine infrastructure update. It's a pretty fundamentally big change" Matt says. What I'd like to know is why and in response to what changes on the web.

2009 International Conference on Cross Border Data Flows, Data Protection and Privacy

Hunton Privacy

Every year since 2005, the United States, the European Commission and the Article 29 Working Party on Data Protection meet to review the latest developments in the U.S.-EU EU Safe Harbor Framework, as well as changes in privacy compliance, information security and data protection.

10 Things You Need for Your Social Media Road Trip

Daradiction

Written by Jolie O’Dell. By the way, our RoadTwip panel just got selected by SxSW Interactive.

Social Media Is Important, The Video

John Battelle's Searchblog

Hey, I really like the soundtrack. And it's f*ing true as well. My beef with this is this simple statement, about 3:42 in. Social Media isn't a fad, it's a fundamental shift in how we communicate.". True, to a point. What it really is, is the release of how we already communicate, but now at scale.

'Open Enterprise 2009' Winners One Year On

Collaboration 2.0

Stowe Boyd and I awarded the ‘Open Enterprise 2009‘ award to Booz Allan Hamilton for their ‘Hello’ environment at the Boston Enterprise 2.0 Conference a year ago, and I caught up with Megan Murray of the BAH team one year on to see how their environment was progressing at this year’s Boston event. While it’s relatively

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All Business Starts With A Community

John Battelle's Searchblog

Today I was on my way back to our house after dropping my kids off to camp, and I decided to stop by a local cafe for a quick coffee-n-chat. Now, in August, "our house" means a century-old family place on an island, an island that rather pugnaciously refuses to allow large chain stores to set down roots. So it's fair to say that this island is sort of a Galapagos of small business. There are no Mickey D's, no Safeways, and no Starbucks.

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Apple: Is The Worm Turning?

John Battelle's Searchblog

Early this year, well, January 1, to be exact, I made this prediction about our friends at Apple: Apple will see a significant reversal of recent fortunes. I sense this will happen for a number of reasons. but I think the main one will be brand related - a brand based on being cooler than the other guy simply does not scale past a certain point. I sense Apple has hit that point. Now, "brand" is a very tricky concept. A brand lives or dies by how others speak of it.

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English's Millionth Word: Web 2.0

John Battelle's Searchblog

For the past few days I've been focused on a final draft of an essay, co-authored with Tim O'Reilly, focusing on the theme of this year's Web 2.0 Summit. It's rewarding work, reminiscent of the early days of Wired, when I'd regularly edit or write long form pieces focusing on big ideas and the future, but grounded in real world examples from today.

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Story Crawler

Daradiction

For example: Brightkite (Made pals with co-founder Brady at sxsw and they ended up sponsoring Roadtwip 2009 even! My pal Denny Dansereau gave me beta access to his new “Story Crawler&# web app and I’m stoked, and for a few reasons.

Early July Data: Twitter Growing, but Slowly

John Battelle's Searchblog

A month ago I posted that Twitter was back to strong growth after a weak month of June. I just took at look at the numbers for August, which you can see in the screen shot here (I'm using Compete's data , but you can check out Quantcast , which is a "rough estimate" and has not posted any July data yet.). Twitter is still growing, according to this data, but not at the breakneck pace of the past. Compete has it at 23.2mm US uniques, up just 1.25% from the month before.

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CitySourced on NBC

Daradiction

Yep that’s Kurty D showing you how to keep you community clean. C’mon! Click here to view the embedded video

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Google Search Share Declines

John Battelle's Searchblog

It will also struggle to find an answer to the question of how it diversifies its revenue in 2009. Back when I predicted this in January , I recall worrying I was calling it too early. Now it appears the timing was about right. From Mashable : while Google grew from June to July, it still lost market share to its competitors – from 66.1% in June to 64.8% in July, a 1.3 percentage point drop. From my prediction: 3. Google will see search share decline significantly for the first time ever.

Information Architecture for Audio: Doing It Right - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

ChiefTech

Boxes And Arrows : The Design Behind the Design Register or Log In Search Stories Ideas Forums People Events Jobs About December Issue, 2008 Jens Jacobsen 32 Reputation points Jens likes writing for multimedia and loves tracking down usability issues.

As We Head Toward A More Conversational Interface, Can AdWords Keep Up?

John Battelle's Searchblog

Gian Fulgoni, Executive Chair of Comscore, has an interesting analysis of what's happening in paid search lately. It's germane to my earlier posts about paid search share sliding and Google's decision to allow trademark ad bidding.

More on Facebook Public Data and Google Implications

John Battelle's Searchblog

You know, I just realized I suggested that Facebook do exactly what it's doing. Read this post from back in June, deconstructing an article in Wired about the emerging Facebook v. Google battle.

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Tell Me This Ain't Facebook, Er, Twitter, Er, Both.

John Battelle's Searchblog

Google's new iGoogle upgrades smacks of Facebook. Read this: we're excited to introduce social gadgets for iGoogle. Social gadgets let you share, collaborate and play games with your friends on top of all the things you can already do on your homepage. The 19 social gadgets we're debuting today offer many new ways to make your homepage more useful and fun. If you're a gaming fanatic, compete with others in Who has the biggest brain?

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TED Talks by Clay Shirky: How social media can make history

Daradiction

While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.

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Google's Twitter Announcement At Web 2

John Battelle's Searchblog

More on this soon

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Just Give Me One Modal Dialog.

John Battelle's Searchblog

Back when I was reporting the book, I remember a meeting I had with Gary Flake , then the lead technologist at Overture, now a Fellow at Microsoft running Live Labs, responsible for stuff like Seadragon, Photosynth, and now, Pivot, an experimental approach to large datasets that attempts to rethink some fundamental approaches to what we understand search to be today. Back in 2004, I asked him why we couldn't move forward in search interface, which struck me as a major issue (and still does).

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Web 2: Help Me Interview Jeff Immelt

John Battelle's Searchblog

Jeff Immelt is the CEO of GE, one of the largest enterprises in the history of the world. Let that sink in for a moment, it's not a trivial concept. One of the largest enterprises ever devised by mankind - General Electric.

Anthropology Comes to Facebook

John Battelle's Searchblog

Reading about this study using Facebook data ( original link ) gave me some hope that we may see true insights from third party academics doing high integrity fieldwork on top of the Facebook data.

Biggest Day Ever

John Battelle's Searchblog

Yesterday's (well, technically, Sunday's) predictions 2009 post drew the single largest crowd ever to Searchblog in its five-plus year history. More than 50,000 people came to visit it, thanks in large part to Twitter and Digg.

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Thanks For Flying With Us. Please Give Us All Your Money.

John Battelle's Searchblog

Today I had quite an experience with United Airlines.

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Can Someone Please Do Annual Search Lists on Jan 1?

John Battelle's Searchblog

I never did understand why everyone releases the "top Searches of 2009" with one month yet to go. It's as if nothing happens in December. Anyway, here are the sites: Bing. Yahoo. Google

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Don't Be A Fan Platform Hater

John Battelle's Searchblog

Regarding this story in the New York Times : With Bloggers in the Bleachers, Leagues See a Threat to Profits. and related, my post on " Don't Be a Player Platform Hater "): I have such a rant in me on this topic but I simply cannot write it now, I'm way to Supposed to Be On Vacation. But suffice to say, you can do two things if you "own content" - like, say, football games (yep, that's content). One, you can cut it all off and hoard it. Or two, you can be the oxygen in the ecosystem.

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