Forget The Cloud

Here are some trends to look out for in 2012.

Social media will become an inescapable and indispensable part of our lives. People will stop talking about Facebook and Twitter and accept them like other everyday mediums (email, TV, and radio).

More artists will experiment with direct to fan sales like Louis C.K. Embedding commerce into a website is just as easy as installing a share widget.

There will be more self published content sold than ever. Forget shelf space, a publisher, and mass marketing. The niches are out there waiting, and they don’t care as long as they can absorb it on any device.

Your best filter today for all this content are curated follow lists/feeds and your wallet.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.