Monday, January 30, 2006

At the speed of Blog: Information Overload

Information overload! Never before have we had as much access to as much information as we due today on the internet. Newsgroups, email, vmail, chat, social websites, news aggregators, blogs, podcasting, vlogs, and vod are all contributors to the vast amounts of data available. Scott Converse the CEO of Clickcaster.com described his “overload from data from the blogosphere” in his blog. With so much data and information available, new tools must now be developed to help us search, organize and disseminate relevant data and information we are interested in and need.

Google is great for searching the web but still has a lot of white noise not related to what the public is interested in finding. Even with the Google personalization, relevant and great information is being buried in the billions of results from a search. Technorati is great for searching 26.6 millions blogs, but has the same issues as Google. del.icio.us is a great site for book marking and tags, but is in its infancy. Savvy internet users can not afford to waste time reading through countless numbers of websites, articles and blogs searching for what is needed. Relevancy and organization are two keys that must be implemented in the next generation of web apps. Users need a fast and convenient way to pinpoint relevant information in the massive amount of data now available.

1 Comments:

At 3:37 AM, Blogger Mind Valley said...

I could not agree more. There is a lot that needs to be done to make it easier to find the best information. We are trying to get closer to that vision with www.blinklist.com, which we describe as a social discovery engine. It also offers everything and more than del.icio.us. You can just import your bookmarks from there if you want to give it a try. Granted, we are not anywhere close to perfect but hopefully moving in the right direction. If you do check our new service out, would love to hear from you. Mike

 

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