So what are the new rising trends of 2005 according to Steve Smith?
Streaming video ads. Why have a single flash ad when you can easily stream ads using existing pay per view solutions? This is another example of the America’s adult entertainment industry pioneering technologies that are later adopted by main stream business worldwide. I’ve noted this trend for an upcoming redesign of a college recruiting website that would likely benefit from some bleeding edge eye-candy.
Blogging for Bucks. Bloggellers bloggelling to bloggell will add billions of new pages of content to ever expanding Internet. This is so hot that I’ve submitted a speaking proposal to the Association of SBDCs to train our nation’s small business counselors. I’m already counselling small businesses on how to bloggell. Watch for my first book to come out later this spring. Its on bloggelling.
Mobile data, such as sports scores and soap opera updates delivered to the cell phone. While I have no overwhelming urge to follow sports or TV up to the latest second. This could be really huge.
Vertical Searches. Perhaps my most favorite concept. Someone, probably Google, is going to make it very easy to find everything I could possibly ever want to know about any particular item. Soon we’ll be meta-tagging our web pages with product EPC codes.
Steve goes into more depth about each of the above trends and several more that for fairness sake I won’t post. Click over to EContent and read Steve’s article. His trend article is probably creating quite a stir at many bottled water coolers around Silicon Valley.