This will mostly be of true interest to the geeky set, but I’ve addded a new widget, search engine app called Lijit to the blog, which can be found in the upper margin above the archives. For more information, see this post by Ross Mayfield.
Hopefully, it will help readers find information more easily that is buried in my information junkyard of a blog.
Tech guru Ross Mayfieldhas an important post “Social Technographics and a Power Law of Participation” that would be of interest to most serious bloggers. In it, Mayfield analyzes the results of a demographic study that examined the nature and degree of interactivity of participation on the Web, displayed in the visual hierarchy below:
An excerpt: “I still contend that a more ideal community is scale free in structure. What I wonder is if you could benchmark these levels of engagement against a power law — not just to test Forrester’s findings, but to help a given company realize — “we are under-weighted in critics!” LOL! I agree. Try to love your critics. Even when they are dead wrong they are the ( sometimes irritating) guides toward truth.
On a personal level, I am a creator and a critic foremost, followed closely by spectator. I dip my toe in being a joiner and I am not a collector at all. I’m not sure why this is. I had a bloglines account and then a blogbridge aggregator and both fell into immediate disuse. I don’t subscribe to a single RSS feed and I’ve been told that mine malfunctions a lot. I don’t do digg or that delicious thing and I understand neither. Recently, eerie, the mistress of the group blog Aqoul indicated she kept track of about 240 blogs(!). My hat is off to her, I can’t muster that kind of interest.
Admittedly, I am far from the best person to do blog posts on things technological but via Ross Mayfield, I found this platform aggregator/bundler application Suite Two which handles RSS feeds, wikis, blogs, social networking and more.
While I personally don’t need something this elaborate, if I was trying to jump my organization into the Web 2.0 world in one leap it would be handy to have a one-stop-shop site with which to launch everyone from the same page at the same time.
I welcome comments from the IT guys in my readership.
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