One of my favorite RSS feeds right now is the del.icio.us feed of Bill Keaggy. I find that Bill marks sites that I end up liking and want to look at myself.
I also use a web aggregator called The Daily Mashup. It blends lots of things from del.icio.us, and I forget. populicio.us? Whatever. It’s good.
I use Technorati as well, but for a slightly different search method. Ditto Lifehacker, PigPog, whatever.
The photos I view in a given day are by individual contributors on Flickr.
So, the point is this: I use OTHER PEOPLE to find interesting information on the web, and not search engines. I use search engines to find targeted information. It’s already here. The cyborg is the gestalt of all us humans swirling over the web, determining which sites are interesting enough to link to, or which content is useful, and bubbling it up.
I think that’s what Mike’s working on in his search engine, Seekum. It’s this sense that somehow the fringe is king. Being connect-able is godlike.
Hell, I showed my parents this site called Etsy. It permits people who make something by hand to hook up with people who want hand-made crafts. It’s like this micro eBay for quality products that one produces themselves. It’s again a way that PEOPLE are driving what ultimately gets seen, and not search engines.
What do you make of this?
Hell, more importantly, share your del.icio.us link sources with me. Where are you finding YOUR fascinating new stuff?
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