Wednesday, August 31, 2005

DeWitt Clinton’s � On Web 2.0

DeWitt Clinton tells us what Web 2.0 will be like: "Web 2.0 is about giving that data meaning and thereby setting it free. Web 2.0 is the syndication of data, and syndicating it in such a way that anyone, anywhere can use the results. Web 2.0 does not lock the consumer (who also becomes a producer) into rigid use cases — it intentionally forfeits that control in favor of much greater returns."
I would say that Web 2.0 can be seen as the natural successor of all that is going on right regarding social software and folksonomy: the user takes control!

Monday, August 29, 2005

What's hot? bottom-up is the way

Since is here, others make use it in innovative ways.
The idea is simple: since there are a lot of people around the globe who put their bookmarks in there, you can 'easily' derive conclusions from it. What's hot and what's not, in a bottom-up way. Decided by the people, and not by the news agencies or te TV networks.
So, check out for example:
1. CollaborativeRank. Here you can see the most popular tags, and (interesting!) the most influential users on
2. Stamen: vox delicii. Here you can see a visualization of popular sites as seen on, organized by date and popularity.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Atomiq: Market populism in the folksonomies debate

Ok, i am back from vacation.
Today i stumbled across a few articles (if you will call them that way) that argue that Shirky is overrated, as a response to his blog that stated that Ontology is overrated.
Check out, for example:
Atomiq: Market populism in the folksonomies debate.

Sunday, August 07, 2005


Until August 22. See you then!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Keeping it simple - is it too late?

I found a very provocative post by Derek Morrison on the Auricle weblog.
Derek argues that we are all walking in a sort of tunnel, because of limitations of current VLE's.
Just a quote: "(..) VLEs are pretty poor content aggregators but yet, in the absence of alternatives, they've taken on that role in education by default. But yet, in the non-education world, I can set up my RSS aggregator and Podcast download application to either bring to my attention what's current or even to download automatically the content I've identified as valuable to me to my preferred player/reader device; that's an example of a discrete and very efficient tool which doesn't require a complex interface or an expensive recurring license to allow me to use it, but yet it does some pretty powerful things."

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Watching Tag Clouds Over Time

The newest folksonomy tool is calledCloudalicious. Here you can watch how Tagclouds develop over time.
Try it with something that has at least 50 other people that have tagged the site or article on Otherwise you get very strange (?) results.