They have just compiled their list of 10 predictions for the coming year. Two of them have to do with user-centric stuff.
3. URL-based identity begins a cycle of real adoption in the blogosphere and alpha geek communities.
URL-based identity overcame many technical and interoperability hurdles in 2006, and got key buy-in from developing communities. 2007 will see the early incarnations of this technology begin a cycle of significant and real adoption in the blogosphere and alpha geek worlds.
8. An acquisition will occur in the “user-centric” identity space.
This is our “stretch” prediction for the year. Our sense of the user-centric space is that its about to grow enough to foster an acquisition of one of its players. Nothing you-tube-ish, mind you, but a move that will signal the real “birth” of the user-centric identity marketplace.
I hope that the adoption goes beyond blogosphere and alpha geeks and by the end of 2007 is reaching regular folks. As for the other one I wonder who will be acquired. Any predictions?