Futurist, Ross Dawson Says: We Can Expect These 12 Themes in 2012 | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Ross Dawson, who is someone I always listen to. The slideshow is a bit hard to read but there is text that explains the 12 themes for 2012. I found them all very interesting.


What particularly caught my attention was:


CROWD WORK


**In a connected world labor is a global game, and talent can be anywhere.


**Small businesses are now able to draw on low-cost skilled workers to extend their capabilities and grow faster.


**Large companies, from Procter & Gamble and IBM down, are recognizing that even they need to go beyond their employees to innovate fast enough.


****Creative industries and now media companies are drawing on crowds to generate ideas and content. Service marketplaces such as oDesk and


**Freelancer.com have already brokered over $1 billion of work.


EVERYTHING SOCIAL


**It is just over five years since Facebook was opened to the general public on September 26, 2006, finally making social networking an activity that transcended all demographic divides.


**There are now well over 1 billion people active on social networks around the world.


**Almost everything will be social, including organizational work processes, government policy and service delivery, shopping, school and adult education, job search, music, and almost every aspect of media.


**This explosion will create a social divide, with at one end of the spectrum the oversharers who live completely connected lives, while at the other extreme many will choose opt out of the social world, in many cases cutting themselves off from career and personal opportunities.


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"


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