Breaking out all Web 2.0 Week

I don’t care if the weather is hot enough to burn you when you touch metal, I have to get out for some walks or go mad. And if I continue going mad, like I have been, I’ll chase you all away and then what value will I be?

Catarina from Flickr just announced a beta test for Yahoo’s new My Web 2.0. This follows on iTunes podcasting and Microsoft’s RSS — we’re busting out microformats and social networks all over.

There is an interesting twist to Yahoo’s My Web 2.0: your search results can be impacted by those who are in your community list. I’m still not sure about how this works, but if anyone wants to try this out with me, send me an email and I’ll send you an invite. Or you if you want, you can invite me. My Yahoo email address is p2psmoke.

I can see issues with search results being impacted by your community, and the fact that doesn’t this narrow our world vision rather than broaden it. But I’ve been critical of all this Web 2.0 technology all week, and this isn’t done, so I’m not doing it.

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4 Responses to Breaking out all Web 2.0 Week

  1. Bud Gibson says:

    Hey Shelley, it’s just a way to play. Besides, half of Web 2.0 is about metadata, and from what I can see you’re definitely into that, albeit from an RDF perspective.

    BTW, I agree about all of these walled gardens limiting your view. A lot of people, like me, are just out in the open. That way, you can explore and meet new people. That seems worth it to me.

  2. Shelley says:

    I’ve tried it out with a few people today Bud, but I just don’t get it yet. I must be social network impaired.

  3. Bud Gibson says:

    I’ve tried it out with a few people today Bud, but I just don’t get it yet. I must be social network impaired.

    Yeah, I did not mean to defend this service per se. I don’t get this I just want to see what my friends are doing stuff at all. I want to see what everyone is doing. I actually like services without this cliquish sharing, a la or even technorati tags.

    In those less cliquish services, the metadata gives you a way to play with different aggregations and see what you get out of it.

  4. Don Park says:

    My Web 2.0 makes me laugh because I remember standing in front of a group of VCs pitching the idea of GroupSearch 7-8 years ago and watching their eyes roll like the spinning wheels on slotmachines. Being too far ahead hurts but it’s nice to see it implmented although my version was targeted at intranets and used a network of shared folders.