February 23, 2006
This comes from Joshua Porter.
The del.icio.us lesson
- Personal value precedes network value
- People rarely do things for the “good of the network”
- Del.icio.us, though providing very cool tagging features, is mostly about a single person remembering items for later.
His third point resonates with me because that is how I use del.icio.us. I think it points to the fact that Web 2.0 is really about helping individuals accomplish their goals. Recommendations are helpful when they help me accomplish what I want.
Joshua has some other interesting observations or lessons on what we have learned so far about leveraging the Web.