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9 tech trends from 2010 you must understand as we enter 2011.
By Josiah Mackenzie
Monday, 10th January 2011

Trend #1: Integration increasingly important -

Integration and compatibility is the most important trend I see as we move into 2011, in many ways, itís what ties together the rest of the items in this story.

Gowalla is a great example of this. For a long time, I didnít really get involved in the whole social ďcheck-inĒ scene. Too many networks, and my friends were scattered across each. But version 3.0 of their application introduced check-in capability with arch-rival Foursquare, and I started using it much more often.

Integration is what pushes many people to try a new technology. Itís hard to convince someone to invest a lot of time to switch and try yet another network, but if you can integrate with existing platforms, itís easier to gain adoption.

Example: Gowalla

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This blog is written by Josiah Mackenzie, who enjoys exploring the relationship between emerging technology and the hospitality industry.†

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