Predictions 2011

Just like opinions, at the end of the year everyone has their own predictions for the new year. I came to these predictions by reading the back of caps of green tea bottles. If you like to see my accuracy with past predictions see the predictions for 2009 and 2010.

  • Mark Zuckerborg will be summoned by congress for a congressional hearing to clarify privacy settings and violations when some White House intern force checks in the President at a Hooters.
  • Digg will buy Reddit from Conde Nast and rebrand the merged organization as Reddigg.
  • DVDs and Blu Rays sales will slow as users switch to on demand streaming service such as Netflix and Apple iTunes.
  • Groupon will be purchased by Yahoo for $1.5 billion dollars.
  • Facebook will have a major privacy and security flaw but non of its users will notice because they all found a pony in their stream.
  • Google will allow its developers to only use cheap commodity Linux machines. Google employees will no longer be allowed to program in Macs.
  • Google will start to aggressively push and market the Go programming language as an replacement of the Java programming language in the enterprise.
  • Google will buy PostreSQL.
  • Google will buy the Library of Congress.
  • Quora will buy the domain ask.com.
  • Ticket Master will buy Eventbrite.
  • Rupert Murdoch will sell MySpace for $35 million.
  • Mashable will be sold to Rupert Murdoch for an undisclosed $50 million dollars.
  • Michael Bay will write, Steven Spielberg will direct, and Johnny Deep will star in Zynga: The Movie.
  • Zynga and Rock Star Games will co-develop a crossover game called Grand Theft Auto: Farmville.

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