Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Does tagging make you want to kill yourself?

There is help.



Found on Metafilter (and Google's Adwords).

PS, related to some of the deeper issues involved in ontologies and folksonomies: The web is a remarkable filter. Good stuff rises. Bad stuff sinks. But I would have never discovered this article, Bill Thompson's "Dump the World Wide Web" if this always held true. Sometimes something is so bad it actually rises—as an shining specimen of badness.

2 Comments:

Blogger RJO said...

The web is a remarkable filter. Good stuff rises. Bad stuff sinks.

You old right-wing, social Darwinist, free-marketeer, you!

;-) << note wink!

7/26/2006 1:11 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

"The third big lesson we can learn from open source and blogging is that ideas can bubble up from the bottom, instead of flowing down from the top. Open source and blogging both work bottom-up: people make what they want, and the best stuff prevails.

Does this sound familiar? It's the principle of a market economy. Ironically, though open source and blogs are done for free, those worlds resemble market economies, while most companies, for all their talk about the value of free markets, are run internally like communist states."

— Paul Graham, "What Business Can Learn from Open Source" (http://www.paulgraham.com/opensource.html)

7/26/2006 1:27 PM  

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