louisgray.com: 10 Predictions for 2009 In the World of Tech:
1) The Real-Time Web Will Become Critical for News and Information DiscoveryLouis Gray's Real-Time Friend Feed Stream
Delayed news will no longer be acceptable for early adopters, who will gravitate to the quickest sources of news, wherever they may be. As tools like Twitter Search and FriendFeed real-time offer people to rapidly broadcast their updates, reactions and news with true immediacy, a segment of the population will adopt these real-time sources and favor them ahead of delayed or filtered engines, including RSS, and of course, edited mass media. At the same time, while many of us early adopters may be fairly noisy about this development, we will remain in the significant minority, even as the mainstream becomes more aware of these options.
Steve Garfield's Real-Time Friend Feed Stream
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