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Feed filtering (via tags?) done

Feed filtering (via tags?) - What's going to happen when people have a thousand feeds? Wouldn't it be nice to have these thousand feeds, but only display those that are tagged with what I'm looking for? Is there an RSS feed filter? I don't want to see everything that comes through the pipes. Alternatively, display only those that are titled with (or have included in the body) my pre-defined words. [how not to blog] I can do that right now.

My aggregated RSS feeds are filtered using key words. Check it out. I have your site feeds set up under a couple of key words, tags, categories, etc. Click on news and blogroll and find your site. Of course your can also check out the tags under news aggregator, but then you'd need to know the tags for your feeds.

Anyway, people are doing it.  BTW I have some really cool stuff.

blogs with smarts

"One of us is smarter than all of us - Kathy Sierra, You've heard the saying "none of us is as smart as all of us", and you've felt the pressure. A group of individuals working together as a team can do better work, reach better decisions, etc. After all, two..." [creating passionate users]

Kathy continues... "Given how much I can't stand (with a passion) that idea, I almost skipped the keynote talk by James Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of Crowds. And that would have sucked. Because what he said was amazing, and I had his perspective (mostly) wrong.

"The wisdom of crowds comes not from the consensus decision of the group, but from the aggregation of the ideas/thoughts/decisions of each individual in the group."

Imagine this scenario, you have a gigantic learning and development environment in your organization. ...Zooming in on individual ideas (internal and external discussions in blogs) using tags that are described in your own words to instantly find those ideas you're seeking. Conversely, zooming out to get a bigger picture or aggregation of the popular interest (see Popular Tags box on the left) in casually tagged, but related ideas and information. You can see this in action at or technorati.

So, if you wanted ideas and information from individuals or a consensus from a crowd, your environment would have all you need to brainstorm, sketch, and develop ideas across the organization that would move people to action.

The Creative Class

Dwelve 2005: A Participatory, Online Journey by Evelyn Rodriguez at Crossroads Dispatches offers an invitation to participate in an online experiment being conducted over the next month. She is starting a journey of the creative process and wants you to join her. "To astound the world, you must sink into creativity as a heroic act." come up with your own breakthrough ideas.

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Creativity and Innovation on the Web

In his post “how to be creative” Dave Pollard (How to Save the World) hits the nail on the head in describing creativity. He also goes a step further, separating out creativity from innovation. “What is creativity? It's not the same as innovation.

Tagging, Folksonomy Catching On

Tagging, Folksonomy Catching On

Wired has an interesting article on tagging or folksonomy that jibes with what users of Ideascape have been doing for some time now. So, we have decided to flip on a partial view of external tagging, so folks can see how it works in Ideascape. You can also register for free to see the flip side on internal tagging.

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