louisgray.com has some predictions about Twitter, social media, Digg, and other companies in New Media.
Wired lists tools that will increase in importance in 2009. Identity management will increase with OpenID, Google Friend Connect and Facebook Connect. HTML 5 already is emerging to replace HTML 4.01, Lifestreaming with social network aggregators like FriendFeed will make gains in 2009. Location awareness application are predicted to increase.