"The best recommendation tools perform a balancing act: They connect to consumers' sense of individuality as well as their group identification. Similarly, the tools must come up with recommendations that stretch horizons with suggestions that are new and a bit surprising, yet not off-putting. Recommendation approaches vary in how much access to the "long tail" of niche or obscure products they provide. Most recommendation engines offer a balance of the familiar and the unexplored."
Most of these social software technologies, at least the ones we set up, use tags (think tag clouds), folksonomies, taxonomies, , voting, reviews, recommendations, and search. This makes it quick and easy for experts as well as cross-collaboration teams to quickly and easily filter through ideas.
I've been using del.icio.us for the last three years as my primary search tool. Google/Yahool are great for the generic stuff but for the meaningful stuff I use del.icio.us. Why? Easy, most of the bookmarks to web pages are intelligently filtered, noted, and tagged.
Hey, would you put crappy music on your ipod?
This is the what and how of social information management
YouTube: Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us via Digital Ethnography @ Kansas University
We can all act on our imaginations farther, faster, deeper and cheaper than ever before.
Social Networking Software - Community Drivien Sites - Collaborative Tools
Creating communities, connecting people, sharing knowledge, capturing ideas, and spurring mashups scares the hell out of most organizations, businesses, and associations.
In a new book,"Peripheral Vision: Detecting the Weak Signals That Will Make or Break Your Company ", author George Day and co-author Paul Schoemaker make the case for open minded management. Mr.
Here's a podcast for anybody wanting to understand the basics of developing an on-line community or social networking or web 2.0 application. Covers both technical, rss and tagging, and the social aspects, trust and participation.
From Knowledge at Wharton, Podcast: What Makes an Online Community Tick? Ask Craigslist, Yahoo and Pheedo. (registration required)
Dave Weinberger, Me on Tagging on All Things Considered
Here's a near-transcript: