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2010 Roundup

Some of us are probably pretty happy to see 2010 pass into history, and for a new decade to get underway.  It has been a year of challenges and opportunities.  I like to take the days between Christmas and New Year’s day to reflect on the year- trends, what went right, what went wrong, and how to tackle 2011.

It’s that time of year when everyone is coming out with their lists of important people, events and trends from 2010.  Here’s my collection of other people’s lists and year-end summaries.  I hope you find something useful here:

State of the Blogosphere 2010 whether you are a blogger or blog reader, social media thought leader, Brian Solis analysis and insights are interesting as well as revealing.  This is a good piece for future reference.

Lifehacker’s Most Popular Top 10s of 2010 Life Hacker covers just about everything in life, from high tech to easy cooking tips.  This is an amazing collection of interesting and useful stuff.

Zeitgeist 2010: How the world searched Who better to expound on the world’s searches than Google.   This data shows us what people around the world think is important enough to search for.

Top 10 Twitter trends of 2010 from Twitter’s blog.  I am sure there will be much more analysis of Twitter trends by twitter and outside bloggers, but here is Twitter’s top 10.

Most popular DIY projects from 2010 Another offering from the hack-it-all site, Lifehacker.

2010 Memology: Top Status Trends of the Year Facebook 2010 trends.

The most powerful tweets of 2010, According to Twitter

YouTube Rewind 2010: Year in Review Top Videos on YouTube for 2010 and YouTube’s most viewed ads of 2010 (including my favorite – the little piggy Geico ad)

Top 20 Most Useful Twitter Blog Posts of 2010 Social Media Today post – the most useful blog posts about Twitter in 2010

Merriam-Webster’s Top 10 words of 2010 – The dictionary people can’t be wrong, can they?

Some of 2010’s top real estate sales in the U.S. – Zillow tells us what the rich folks bought and sold in 2010

So Long To Ya, 2010 | The JibJab 2010 Year in Review!

If you have a favorite 2010 List, or year end summary to share with the other readers, please add the link in the comments.

Luddites 2.0

Most of the What’s going to happen in Technology in 2010 articles and blog posts have been published, many similar to this one from Globalthoughtz – 10 Technologies that will rock 2010.  I try to keep up with the major trends, but the amount of technology news and innovation out there is mind-boggling, even when it is aggregated to some extent by techie mega-blogs like Mashable and TechCrunch.  I read; I discuss; I participate in everything tech that I can, but I am still intimidated by the new technologies.  My new Android phone stayed in the box for a week before I was “ready” to start learning to use it, and now I have concerns that I won’t have it mastered before the Android generation of communication devices is replaced by something even more revolutionary. As sort of a new twist on the Peter Principle (check the link – this was a buzz word before most of you were born), we all rise to our level of technological incompetence.  I am a Boomer, and, hard as we try, we are just not wired like the Gen-Xs, Gen-Ys, and Millenials. Last night, Craig Ferguson, the funniest man on TV, mentioned in his monologue that he was a Luddite, and went on to explain that the Luddites were a British protest movement of the early 19th century.  They were textile artisans opposed to mechanized looms and other advances of the Industrial Revolution that, they felt, were putting them out of work and unnecesarily changing the world.  The thread runs from Jonathan Swift to Emerson and Thoreau, and into the 20th century, especially in the environmentalist fiction of Edward Abbey.  The term neo-Luddite attempts to modernize the definition, but in these times when our electronic devices and associated detworks provide the context of our life experience, my friend, Bill Wendel coined the term Luddite 2.o. The context of my conversation with Bill was Luddism in Real estate – the resistance of Realtors to embrace technical changes in the industry.  It’s not only technical devices, but the transparent culture of Web 2.0 that fosters Realtor resistance; it’s the loss of control of data and absolute control of transactions too. [More on that in a future real estate-oriented post] As much as we may protest progress, it still rolls forward.  No doubt, each of us will reach his/her level of incompetence.  We are fighting Moore’s Law here. What do you think?  If you are a Boomer, do you feel you are keeping up or are you still analog?  Gen-Ys and Millenials, can you continue the conversation with us Boomers who are giving it a shot?

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