Written by Marcus Grimm
Along with others, Stowe Boyd has posted his “Predictions for 2007.” First on the list:
Social Tools — The social angle for web 2.0 apps (focused on the individual, not the group) will become the dominant groove of all successful web apps. A reasonably well-defined collection of features and functionality will become consistently used across these apps — tags, profiles, social media posts, RSS feeds — so that the core notion of “social architecture” will become commonplace.
Stowe’s right. Publishers will continue to weave these tools into their content, because it’s in both the publishers and the readers best interest. As we’ve mentioned before, NXTbook Media exclusively provides page-specific permalinks, which feed directly into the social architecture Stowe is speaking about.