The new year is all about out with the old and in with the new, so here is what's new for 2011, and what's old, as in 2010.
1. Social media is only growing in influence. But it's evolved in the past 12 months. Here's what's new:
2010 was all about social networking, now it's about social buying – group discounts available to online communities.
2010: Social Networking: Facebook, Linked in, Kik Messenger
2011: Social Buying: Lockerz, Plum District, Ideeli
2. And whether we're doing social buying or social networking, we're all spending a lot of time on our computers. But there's a change there too:
In 2010, we lived online. This year, we'll be living in the cloud -- accessing our data online instead of storing it on our computers.
2010: Living Online: Gilt, iTunes, Amazon
2011: Living in the Cloud: Netflix, Grooveshark, Mobile Me, iPad, Verizon mobil internet, Apple TV
3. Food Trends:
Fried chicken, pies and relaxation drinks are in. Fish tacos, cupcakes and redbull are out.
2010: Fish Tacos
2011: Fried Chicken
4. In the new year, teens will be reading...
A new series called "Hunger Games." The sun has set on "Twilight."
2010: "Twilight" series
2011: "Hunger Games"
5. Fashion: What's hot, what's not?
2010 Fashion Trends:
J Brand Gray Military Pants
Forever 21 Geometric Necklace
Chanel Khaki Nails
2011 Fashion Trends:
Honeysuckle Pink Skirt
Additional GMA Trends 2010/2011
Apps for Fun --> Apps for Happiness & Smarts
3D movies --> 3D TV
Text donations --> microfunding
Wii --> Kinect
Sleek tech --> Hiding modern tech
Food Trucks -->Gardens in restaurants
Locavore --> Vegivore
Bacon in everything --> Quinoa in everything
Snooki Poof --> Pixie Cut
Jeggings --> Lowbells
'80s --> '70s
Big Stars in Movies --> Big Stars in Video Games
Doofy Guys in movies --> Real Heroes in movies
Vampires --> Zombies
Mood nail polish --> Crackle nail polish
Silly bands --> Silly Rings
Zhu Zhu Pets --> Squinkies
Ping Pong --> Skee Ball
Jane Buckingham is the CEO of Trendra, a leading trend-spotting firm.