Monday, May 14, 2007

YUI Theater — David Weinberger in Conversation with Bradley Horowitz

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A good morning coffee video- Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Theater — David Weinberger in Conversation with Bradley Horowitz. Interview is about 34 minutes and then about 20 minutes of good Q&A with the attendees. David Weinberger is one of the authors of The Cluetrain Manifesto and has a new book Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder.

On his book blog Weinberger has a review of the session at Yahoo! as well. A couple of things i jotted down as i listened:
  • those that accumulate ideas accumulate power
  • in content distribution traditionally 'experts' on the way in do the categorization- in today's world you must include everything and filter on the way out
  • changes in data storage changes the way we 'organize' data- it is more expensive (time to do it) to delete then to keep - eg. reviewing your digital pictures
  • brain seems to be clusters- not set up to think categorically although we have learned to
  • social filtering- making use of people you know or respect to do the filtering (how different is that for example like a librarian who categorizes a book a 'romance'? well the 'masses' can do it and it might be more relevant because the ones you listen to are like you
  • personalized newspapers 'the daily me'- usually sent via e-mail or blogs or even personal widget pages (netvibes, igoogle)- the new front page 'filtered news' - aggregate the aggregation of the aggregation- by those that we respect

I just ordered the book Everything Is Miscellaneous along with Seth Godin's new book The Dip.

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