There’s a lot to read over and to think about, but here’s some takeaways from my thoughts:
- Everything is going mobile. That means your website (personal or profssional) needs to be mobile, your projects need to keep mobile in mind, and that doing geek stuff mobile is great practice.
- Everything is going social, so you need to as well. Twitter, Facebook, whatever.
- On a side note, I’m wondering what the role of traditional RSS is going to be. I’m not sure, to be frank. I suspect email newsletters may be a big thing.
- Everyone is going mobile, including businesses. This is a pretty rapid transition, and it means that if you jump on mobile you’re going to be ahead of the game. If you’re a developer, learn to develop in mobile, if you’re in marketing, you get the idea.
- Consumer engagement is a big factor here – people do their research in stores. What this means for online shopping also intrigues me – people are used to the online experience and are porting it elsewhere.
- All this move to mobile can’t last in my opinion. At some point “mobile” will just merge into “internet stuff” so what we see now is going to change and evolve anyway.
- I see big opportunities for developers, marketers, and analysts here.
Any thoughts on your end?
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach for professional and potentially professional geeks, fans, and otaku. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/