September 02, 2004
Quietly, through the back-door so to speak, users are building their own information filters out on the web. Not caring to wait for the "semantic web", services like del.icio.us and Flickr offer users a way of tagging their URLs or pictures with keywords. The great advantage being that other users can then use those keywords (or collections of keywords) to filter the information they want to retrieve. These "architectures of participation" (i.e. get the user to do the work) are showing the road ahead for information systems on the Net.
Posted by Matthew at September 2, 2004 09:23 AM