Thursday, June 19, 2008

Drill Down

Talking Social Network Interop @ GSP East from Brian Oberkirch on Vimeo.

This is a very timely chat. Given Nick Carr's nostalgic view of information processing in humans in The Atlantic article (longer form is better) and the new methodology erupting (let's just say "it has fully erupted") on the web, the task at hand is to shovel content to individuals not just "users" and help these individuals meet their personal goals for processing and ingesting information, We need web services to judge between "I'm just browsing" vs. "I'm here at B&N to sit in the cafe for four hours and read a whole book." Web services that create such an environment, which I'll call the Drill Down for lack of a better term in my taxonomy, will win over individuals.

PS Check out Scott Karp's blog too for further information.