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Aha Moments of the Day

I had four things I thought about today that I hadn’t really thought about before. I figured I’d write them down. Maybe this will become an ongoing thing . . . or maybe not.

1. Quote via: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A53467-2005Mar21.html?nav=rss_technology

“In order to maximize our chances of making more friends and trying to consummate everything from relationships to deals, we’d have to join as many networks as possible.”

2. Inspired by: http://noah.cx/snif/index.html

Social networking is much more useful if it starts with physical contact and then automatically stores that contact for you online.

3. Inspired by: http://www.mcharper.com/wordpress/wordpress/index.php?p=17

Tags are most useful as an organization technique when combined with search. It’s not as useful to think about tags on their own.

4. Inspired by: http://de.icio.us

I really believe there’s a correlation between how good an article is and how many tags I give it in del.icio.us. It needs more thought, but I think there’s something there.

March 21, 2005