According to german newspage TecChannel Gartner has just published his new Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies names Web 2.0, Real World Web and new Software Architectures as most important topics.
Interesting – beside of Web 2.0 technologies Gartner mentions Social Network Analysis (SNA) as very important as well. Social network theory views social relationships in terms of nodes and ties. Nodes are the individual actors within the networks, and ties are the relationships between the actors. There can be many kinds of ties between the nodes. In its most simple form, a social network is a map of all of the relevant ties between the nodes being studied.
This picture is from TecChannel’s german article: