Creating trails in the blogosphere

Take a look at the trexy trailbar. It's an interesting search engine which watches your browsing and determines relevance from the sites you visit. Kinda like how TV usage trackers determine the price of adverts on the most watched channels and hours in the day.

So reBlogger is a really good way of collecting and indexing the blogs of the web. Great. Now we've got all this content (devoid of noise) what should we do with it?

I began to imagine things. It bugs me that I occassionally bump into tremendous articles like this one about the semantic web and I want to connect it to the other great blogs I have read on the same subject.

I'd also like to connect this Jeremy Zawodny Rant about blogger's egos to this Guy Kawasaki post on how to suck up to a blogger.

How can I connect these two? Can someone else add to my list? Can I vote items up or vote items down in this list?

Let's say you wanted to learn a new language or a new skill. Wouldn't it be great if the people who had gone before you had already created a "trail" of the best posts and "stitched" them together into a small tutorial? How handy would that be?

It's a VERY rare blogger that consistently creates top posts. Usually they may create 1 in 100 or 1 in 5. But if we had a place to bring these posts together, order them, sort them (this one before that one) then we could bring together the very best of the web in a structured way which is greater than the sum of it's parts (gestalt: "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts")

Apart each of these 10 posts is worth 1000 (each one has a value of 100). Together, with the right order and perhaps some commenting, the semantic mashup of these posts is worth 5000. That's gestalt!



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