Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Tag Facts - Tag notes on the fly

Tagfacts is a unique service allowing you to create a note and tag it. This could be ultra handy for storing all those rarely used but hard to re-find snippets of information.

Where is a php.ini file stored? Put it in Tag Facts, and you've got it. How do I set up an .htaccess file? 'Tag Fact' it.

RSS Feeds lets you track your or your friends notes.

Throw an API on this and we've got yet another nice piece of the Web 2.0 puzzle.

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Blogger Dan B said...

As a casual observer of the Web 2.0 game, yet very interested party, one thing that strikes me inparticular. While the advantages of a more organic online desktop are quite obvious it seems to me it will be incredibly fragmented. A plethorah of companies offering different solutions with not a great deal of integration. The major benefit of subcribing to one companies vision of an OS is that it provides a base that we can all build upon.

I suppose my question is; who is going to be the glue of Web 2.0?

9/21/2005 4:25 AM  
Blogger Reg Cheramy said...


The base of Web 2.0 OS is the browser.

I don't think Web 2.0 is about creating a Web OS. It's not even these disparate web applications that make up Web 2.0. It's all about connecting your data.

It's not WHO is going to be the glue of Web 2.0, but more appropriately Web 2.0 IS the glue that ties your data together.

As witnessed by the growth of 'mashups', the integration possibilities are far more than any one company will produce or imagine. Web 2.0 reduces fragmentation.

Housing Maps is a perfect example of bringing two fragmented pieces of data together into something more useful.

9/21/2005 10:02 AM  
Blogger Chris Heuer said...

The Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0) talks more about technology, but I think people are really at the center here - data yes, but knowledge, experience, connections, community and passions more so. Mashups on the service layer are often the primary feature used in describing it, but this is really not the core idea in my mind. Many people cite Ajax styled interfaces as the key component, but the UI layer only has value when applied appropriately to a problem such as the housing maps example.

I think a lot of people are still missing the main point here - the real differences that delineate this era are open standards, connectivity, collaboration, community, consumer as producer of media AND the browser as rich/robust interface. While it is certainly the characteristics of the technology that define it in a lot of discussions today, I think it is really deeper than that.

It would seem that the mass media and big money have really co-opted the core idea and what it really means is still to be determined. That is why I think coming together to define this wave in terms of Web 2.1 is really important at this time - what do we, the creators and users really want it to be?

9/28/2005 1:09 AM  

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