Gartner predicts end of blogging hype

Blogging will peak in 2007, Gartner predicts, levelling off when the number of writers who maintain a personal website reaches 100 million.Gartner analysts expect that the novelty value of the medium will wear off as most people who are interested in the phenomenon have checked it out, and new bloggers will offset the number of writers who abandon their creation out of boredom.

The firm estimates that there are more than 200 million former bloggers who have ceased posting to their online diaries.Gartner made the assertion as part of its top 10 predictions for 2007. The firm also believes that Windows Vista will be Microsoft's last major update of its Windows operating system.

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Blogging is a great psychiatric tool, it allows me to vent my frustration. I already know no one reads my blog, but that's not why I have it.

yeah same except 2 or 3 of my mates read it which does make me hold back at times but I agree. Blogging is a great tool to release.

Gartner is right about this one. Blogging is no longer as novel and exciting as it seemed at first (to some). That is because most have realized no one wants to read about their mundane lives and uneducated opinions. Quality blogging requires WORK, it's not "fun"!

Blogs are also getting undercut by social sites and this will get worse in 2007 as these sites get more sophisticated.

P.S. if Gartner ever predicted that Vista would suck, they were right about that too.

Gartner predict that the stupid predictions will rise in the year 2007, to draw more attention and generate more money.

"The firm also believes that Windows Vista will be Microsoft's last major update of its Windows operating system."

uh?! and then what?! a whole new kernel or do they mean no more windows name? the windows name can live on with other kernels just as well

They mean smaller updates more often, rather than the 5yrs and countless feature drops that Vista faced. More like the Apple business model for OS X, though unless Microsoft drops the price they will only annoy consumers even further.

They were the same that said "Vista would be delayed further"....


These consulting firms make all these predictions.... they are so study... and incompetent.

uhh, we already know this is the last major version of Windows. Vienna is supposed to have a completely different approach, ditching the start bar, start button and everything we know windows to be.

Quote - jordanspringer said @ #1.3
uhh, we already know this is the last major version of Windows. Vienna is supposed to have a completely different approach, ditching the start bar, start button and everything we know windows to be.

Sigh... Here we go again!

Quote - Lt-DavidW said @ #1.4

Sigh... Here we go again!

No. Microsoft said this. There will be further updates to Vista, but there will be no more MEGA updates.

Quote - mrmckeb said @ #1.5

No. Microsoft said this. There will be further updates to Vista, but there will be no more MEGA updates.

So what about Windows codename Vienna?