Prescience from the pundits:
Shel Israel - Blogging Predictions, including "After a few major metropolitan newspapers die, dailies will begin to understand that blogs are part of their solution, and will start incorporating neighborhood bloggers into their system." Not Too Geeky responds.
Seth Godin - Internet marketing in 2006 - 1) Inventory of adsense begins to catch up with demand ; 2) Thumbnail photos show up in adwords; 3) Web pages get DRAMATICALLY better at teaching and interacting ; 4) Several large marketers cease to do TV; 5) The Supreme Court bans email attachments. (Thanks to B.L. Ochman for the link.)
Trevor Cook - Looking forward to 2006, including "RSS will become ubiquitous" and "The record companies will fight back."
Red Herring - Microsoft's Challenges in 2006, including executing product transitions, pushing Vista to business users, getting the XBox 360 buzz back, overhauling security and refreshing its online strategy.
Airbag Industries - 2006, including "A design blogger will jump the gun and make 2007 predictions in October 2006. It always starts earlier than the year before."
Gartner Group - IT themes via Science Library Pad, "Choose 2006 tactics towards a 2008 strategy," " Insist on agility - in the heart of the organisation," and "Push beyond 2005 comfort zones - in value focus and technology."
Lee Lefever - The social networking consulting takes a year off to travel the world and write about it, so he lists the topics he would cover if he were covering the online beat in 2006.
And looking back at 2005: