2012 in Retrospect, A look back at Mobile, Search and Social Predictions

By Jason Poulos (@TheSaganaki)

In late 2011 I wrote a blog post that highlighted 5 web trends that discussed where the digital landscape might end up in 2012. Now that 2012 is said and done, I wanted to take a look back and see if my trend predictions for 2012 were accurately fulfilled. I may not be the next digital Nostradamus full of prophetic speculation but I think I did pretty good with only one blatant unfulfilled prophecy…

Prediction 1: Mobile Continues to Grow

Prophecy Fulfilled

Prediction 2: Quality Matters

Prophecy Fulfilled

Prediction 3: Pin It! (The Rise of Pinterest)

Prophecy Fulfilled

Prediction 4: Google Dethroned

Prophecy Partially Fulfilled

Prediction 5: Filter Bubbles Burst (Defeating Personalized Search)

Prophecy Failure

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