web 2.0, metadata, folksonomies, &c. the world changes. amazon tells me what someone else bought who also bought this book, lastfm tells me what other music people who listen to my kind of thing also listen to. neither of these things has changed my life, i have to say, but they’re good just the same. it’s all in the right direction.
i do like google reader. half the blog posts in the world are merely pointing people to other posts. 10% of all email i get points me to a post. with google reader you can just click share. let them subscribe if they want to. i’m not saying don’t ever send me links, just that for the everyday there is a mechanism that is better. and with GR i don’t see, by default, something i’ve already seen.
we should all just get what we want.
i read something today about how internet advertising was just a small proportion of the overall market. how it would grow, become more targeted through web 2.0 . it wasn’t such a hot article and i’ve lost it, sorry. but we are on our way to a perfect market. it will get easier, over time, for a buyer to find a seller, and vice-versa. we will inevitably move from advertising to a commission based system. and that commission will shrink and shrink until there is just the price.