I love these end-of-the-year collections of the most interesting events and the looking-ahead prediction articles. Looking back and looking forward is a great exercise in higher brain skills! I prefer to look forward, so here are a few of my favorite lists and articles.

2012 Phyllis KhareLooking Forward

Social Media Examiner’s post includes 30 predictions from a range of social media marketing people, including me! If you look at all these predictions as a template for what to put your attention on in 2012 – you’ll do really well in 2012 I believe. I guess we’ll find out in 2013!

Likeable Media’s Predictions Nice Slideshare presentation by Carrie Kerpen

Social Media Today’s post by Brian Solis — “Businesses will have to embrace all of the disruptive elements, such as mobile and social technology, in a new, cohesive organization that is focused outward and inward.” <– I believe that is right on the mark. He references this report –> 2012 Social Marketing & New Media Predictions which I think needs to be required reading for anyone with a business (including all the social media marketers out there…).

And a great compilation of the 5 Must-Reads – again on Social Media Today, but this time by Chad Richards.

There are literally hundreds of blog posts on this subject. You can continue the search by doing a Google search on “2012 social media predictions”  and filter it for just this past week.

Enjoy the reading 🙂 I hope 2012 brings you everything and more of what you want, not only for your own particular “world” but for the entire world community.

DFTBA (Don’t forget to be awesome) Nerdfighters.