Photo by Robert Couse-Baker

Photo by Robert Couse-Baker

Shine up your crystal ball and air out the wizard hat, because this is the time of year when everyone is making predictions. So this week on the Social Media Roundup we have a collection of predictions on what 2010 will bring us.

Josh Bernoff (co-author of Groundswell) thinks that this is the year that Twitter has to get serious or get bought.

Trendspotting solicited a series of social media pundits to offer their 2010 predictions in 140 characters or less.

Debra Aho Williamson and Paul Verna of eMarketer are predicting the growth of earned media and that online news will shift back to a paid model.

David Armano offers his Six Social Media Trends on the Harvard Business Blog including that social media is becoming more exclusive and that corporations will look to scale their social media efforts.

Jackie Huba of the Church of the Customer Blog has a nice graphical series of Out and In predictions focusing around businesses taking social media a little more seriously and making it a little more boring.

Dan Zarella predicts the increased use of social media in small business and that 2010 will be the year of the Real Time Web.

Finally, Vadim Lavrusik on Mashable predicts that the news media will dive far deeper into social media, real-time web and mobile applications.