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Will 2007 Bring Another YouTube Phenomenon?

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Will 2007 Bring Another YouTube Phenomenon?

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Will 2007 Bring Another YouTube Phenomenon?

Will 2007 Bring Another YouTube Phenomenon?

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The Experts Say...

Sites our experts predict will make waves in 2007:

You Tube was the Web phenomenon of 2006, but what should we expect in 2007? Melissa Block speaks with a number of tech-savvy individuals about what they think the next big thing is.

Melissa talks with Danah Boyd, PhD candidate at UC-Berkeley in the School of Information and graduate fellow at the USC Annenberg Center. Boyd was also a grad student in the prestigious MIT Media Lab, studying in the Sociable Media Group. She currently advises Yahoo! about human representation in online communities.

We also talk to with Erin Ali, a blogger and game-development student in Tempe, Ariz. She blogs on the 1up.com network, is an avid gamer, and wants to make games for a living.

And for clues of 2006 that could lead to a big thing on the Web (or in tech) for 2007, we talk with Hiawatha Bray, technology reporter for The Boston Globe.

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