My fill-in-the-blanks dotcom predictions for 2006

My fill-in-the-blanks dotcom predictions for 2006: You, too, can fill in the blanks on Matt McAlister’s “Dotcom Prediction Generator” and have your very-own predictions.

Here’s what turned up when I plugged in some words. (For those following at home: these are not really my predictions, however, there are one or two that sound intriguing):

Last year I made several predctions that now seem ridiculously dilatant prognosticator. But a few ideas were pretty close. I’ve got a feeling that 2006 will be a big year, and here are some of the reasons why:
  1. A Palo Alto startup is going to open our eyes to some new ways that social media can influence culture. Business Week will pick up on this and run several cover stories on the founders.  
  2. Steve Jobs will be in the spotlight for his decision to support OPML. This will upset Dave Winer, and the blogosphere will react blindly. The noise will quiet before the end of the year and it will all be forgotten soon after the shock.  
  3. Google will see their stock skyrocket after their search advertising business starts taking off. We’ve seen it coming for a while now, but 2006 will be the year it really kicks into gear.  
  4. Either Yahoo or Microsoft will seek to expand their services business by acquiring Basecamp. Memeorandum will be overlooked in the process, and they will see a management shakeout later in the year.  
  5. One of the big leaders in the magazine industry will wake up to the opportunity in the Internet and the Web 2.0 trends. After months of speculation, they will make a key acquisition that will shake up the landscape for years to come.

Just to make this clear to someone who may not quite understand what this is. Those are not actually my predictioins, rather they are the result of me plugging in random words on Matt’s humorous “prediction generator.” Okay.

  • Andrew

    I like it. I works (with a very few tweaks) for older predictions as well:

    My dotcom predictions for 10,000 BC:
    Last year I made several predictions that now seem ridiculously clothes-wearing. But a few ideas were pretty close. I’ve got a feeling that 10,000 will be a big year, and here are some of the reasons why:

    1. A Mesopotamian startup is going to open our eyes to some new ways that Wheel can influence culture. Cave Paintings will pick up on this and run several cover stories on the founders.

    2. Og will be in the spotlight for his decision to support Cities 2.0. This will upset Ug, and the scrollosphere will react slowly. The noise will quiet before the end of the year and it will all be forgotten soon after the shock.

    3. Fire will see their stock skyrocket after their Cooked Food business starts taking off. We’ve seen it coming for a while now, but 10,000 BC will be the year it really kicks into gear.

    4. Either Cook Your Food or Clothes will seek to expand their Cows-As-A-Medium-of-Exchange business by acquiring Domesticated Animals. Plow will be overlooked in the process, and they will see a management shakeout later in the year.

    5. One of the big leaders in the Hunting and Gathering industry will wake up to the opportunity in the Agriculture and the Cities 2.0 trends. After months of speculation, they will make a key acquisition that will shake up the landscape for years to come.

  • Andrew

    Sorry–my above comment looks like junk. Not even the paragraph returns survived.

  • rex

    Andrew. Sorry on my comments formating. Your predictions are hilarious.

  • rex

    (Andrew’s prediction w/ paragraph breaks)
    I like it. I works (with a very few tweaks) for older predictions as well: My dotcom predictions for 10,000 BC: Last year I made several predictions that now seem ridiculously clothes-wearing. But a few ideas were pretty close. I’ve got a feeling that 10,000 will be a big year, and here are some of the reasons why: 1. A Mesopotamian startup is going to open our eyes to some new ways that Wheel can influence culture. Cave Paintings will pick up on this and run several cover stories on the founders. 2. Og will be in the spotlight for his decision to support Cities 2.0. This will upset Ug, and the scrollosphere will react slowly. The noise will quiet before the end of the year and it will all be forgotten soon after the shock. 3. Fire will see their stock skyrocket after their Cooked Food business starts taking off. We’ve seen it coming for a while now, but 10,000 BC will be the year it really kicks into gear. 4. Either Cook Your Food or Clothes will seek to expand their Cows-As-A-Medium-of-Exchange business by acquiring Domesticated Animals. Plow will be overlooked in the process, and they will see a management shakeout later in the year.

    5. One of the big leaders in the Hunting and Gathering industry will wake up to the opportunity in the Agriculture and the Cities 2.0 trends. After months of speculation, they will make a key acquisition that will shake up the landscape for years to come.

  • Andrew

    Thank you. You are too kind. Even reformatted it for me.

  • Andrew

    Ahh.
    HTML.

    I can do line breaks now. Eventually, I will catch up with Web 1.0 just as everyone else leaves for the party accross the street at 2.0

    I learn something old every day.

  • Andrew

    D’ohh! I spoke too soon. I’ll just shut up now. I have not yet cought up.

  • lcreekmo

    Rex, while those five are “not actual predictions” they are real enough seeming to be really funny. A good toy to be sure.