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The Big Shuffle

by: Iqbal Mohammed

Seth Godin worries here about what the inflation of content means for its creators -  in a world where people are happy to let a shuffle algorithm decide what they are going to read/listen/experience next.

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Information Asymmetry Is Dead...

by: Iqbal Mohammed

Not a day passes by without us being reminded that new media - blogs, wikis, podcasting, etc. - have obliterated the information asymmetry that advertising and brands have traditionally exploited. We are told that the new blogosphere-enabled consumer is armed to the teeth with information and that in the new world, brands and its consumers are equal.

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Skatin' On Thin Ice - May 2006

by: Iqbal Mohammed

Do the controversies of the last year put an end to Wikipedia's rapid rise into prominence? Has the open source model of knowledge gathering and dissemniation been dealt a killer blow? Or is it just a passing storm and is Wikipedia going to emerge stronger?

Find out in this column, the second of a continuing series that focuses on the world of the future.

Download Thin_Ice_May_06.pdf

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Wasting Resources, Big Time

by: Sigurd Rinde

This is entirely about i n f o r m a t i o n.

Take our consumption, business, what we do and use and re-think 'what is information':

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Web 2.0 and the New Role of Information Architects

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Web Trend Map 2.0

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Miscellaneous means more knowledge for those who want to dive in

by: John Caddell

If you love the messiness that is the sprawl of information on the World Wide Web, then read "Everything Is Miscellaneous," by David Weinberger. If you hate that messiness, you should read the book, too. It'll teach you a few things.

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Idea Store - Created and Managed by Tower Hamlets Council - Home

by: David Polinchock

You know, I wish I could remember where I first read about this, but what a cool idea. Totally changing the idea of what a library is and does. I love the idea of the library as an "idea store" too. Not a repository of information that is sometimes hard to navigate, but a place for you to get ideas.

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Book: The Cult of The Amateur

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wikipedia accounts for 1 in 200 page views

This quote comes from a fantastic article about Wikipedia in the NYT a few days back.

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