This is an interesting report from McKinsey which is chock full of metrics around social media adoption and marketing opportunities as relates to how businesses and users are using social to improve connectivity and engage both consumers and vendors.
Mary Meeker has again prepared an annual report with insights on internet usage in 2012. This one isn’t quite as long as some of the previous Meeker presentations, like her 2009 treatise on mobile trends which was over 600 slides, but still good work.
While I’ve often found it tough to look 2 years out from a roadmap perspective due to the change in tech, Cisco has put forth 10 key trends in technology which will drive change over the next decade. I clearly think most are valid, I’m encouraged by a big tech brand investing in social research for the community.