Why RSS and Folksonomies Are Becoming So Big

George Siemens, elearnspace, Jun 25, 2005
Commentary by Stephen Downes

George Siemens writes, "It's unusual to encounter an article that knocks Google as out of synch with the nature of information online. The author of this post, however, does exactly that, stating that the web is changing too rapidly (Google's page rank system was created when blogs really didn't exist, and the web was mainly about static content)...and that by tracking the nature of the dialogue through tags and RSS, tools like technorati are effective and giving end users what they want, when they want it." Right. And let me be clear: my criticism of tagging is not a criticism of what it does, it's a criticism that it does not do what it does well enough.
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