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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Online Community Technologies and Concepts

Alex Shapiro wrote:    (01)

> A good essay by Cameron Barrett.  Provides some answers to Eric Armsrong's
> "Recommendations" post
> http://www.bootstrap.org/dkr/discussion/3321.html    (02)

Superb article.    (03)

It sounds very much as though Steven Champeon could use some input from
our purple number folks. Adding this facet to the system he is building could
make for a massively useful result.    (04)

And this was a new one:
  ...Netscape's Open Directory project, called Dmoz. It uses contributors
  across the Web to build a Yahoo-like categorical directory...    (05)

And, finally, a fascination quote:
  "The killer app of the Internet is email. That's been repeated by so many
  people that it's hard to dispute. Now, take a look at all of the above
  examples and how they contribute to the concept of online community.
  What is Google missing? What is Yahoo missing? If Google ever gets
  into the business of archiving mailing lists so they are searchable
  (especially if they spam-proof them, like Yahoo does), I think the geeks
  could never be happier. Can you imagine being able to search the Web,
  all of your mailing lists, an image directory, and newsgroups all from
  one place? I drool uncontrollably just thinking about it. Google is poised
  to be the mother of all online communities, by becoming the multi-linked
  hub between communities.    (06)

Another opportunity for the purple number folks to provide useful
guidance? Heck, there may even be a consulting opportunity or two.    (07)