13 predictions for tech platforms in 2023

A crystal ball with logos for TikTok, Twitter, Meta, Web3, and Substack inside.
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I like to end each year by asking you all for your predictions about the year ahead, and comparing them with my own. Before we do that, though, I think it’s only fair to check in on the predictions I made here last year about 2022. Overall, I think I did pretty well — which means I should probably try to make more daring predictions this year.

A quick look at those 2022 predictions

What I said: “Europe cements its position as the most important tech regulator in the world.”

The reality: I do think Europe extended its lead here in 2022 — particularly over the United States, which didn’t manage to pass a single meaningful tech regulation despite one party having control of the executive and legislative branches. To give only the most…

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Author: Casey Newton