From DeleteMe to Path, it looks like a renewed desire for privacy and a retreat to smaller social networks where you actually “know” your friends are together shaping up to be a key trend for 2011.
Dana Boyd’s thoughts on this area are leading the way but in the meantime some businesses are already dipping their toes in the water.
It’s just a shame that Path, the first great hyped service in this area, turns out to be so…well…spammy…
Anyway while we’re crystal ball gazing, my money is on Facebook moving into online dating in 2011 using the social graph to do away with those questionnaires & offer really compatible matches. Maybe even a little purchase of OkCupid?