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  Montag, 26. März 2007

"[del.icio.us] is the Rome, Jerusalem, and Paris of my existence as an academic these days. It's where I make my friends, how I get the news, and where I go to trade. All this from a little server that does nothing but share bookmarks in public."

A remarkably good analysis.

"As Hannah Arendt understood, the modern democratic state happened when people in public spaces began interacting, and thus began taking action together. For this reason, she identified the medival carnivals and fair days of Europe as the seat of literature, culture, debate, and politics. The rule goes like this: make a public, get action. Today, Delicious does for the internet what open-air markets did for medieval society. Low key, high-information, continuous-formation community building."

"All hail the bookmark market."

Not quite unrelated: Tom Fürstner zu Twitter — "[E]in kollektives Resonanzphänomen." — (Abgesehen davon sollte man das Gratis-SMS-Phänomen nicht ganz ausser Acht lassen.)Andrew Vande Moere (Mr. infosthetics) interviewed by PingMag.

"[M]ost info-aesthetic visualizations seem not very effective in augmenting the knowledge present inside the dataset.""Gmäeß eneir Sutide eneir elgnihcesn Uvinisterät ist es nchit witihcg, in wlecehr Rneflogheie die Bstachuebn in eneim Wrot snid [...]"

Besser könnte man das wohl kaum demonstrieren ...

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