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  • Quote of the Day

    Posted by Ginny on November 1st, 2005 (All posts by )

    I think that building online communities will represent great opportunity in the next five years and the ones that catch on will have much more value in the form of the byproduct of smart filters than people realize today.

    Thomas Hawk

     

    14 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

    1. chel Says:

      Hey Jonathan,

      Your big-government spam filter is like interfering with the free market of ideas! It’s totally amped up. I think Hayek would want a more laissez-faire system… let the market decide what comments are worthy. Spontaneous order, man.

      But seriously. It recently blocked me for the phrase “change t0” and “inf0.” Oddly I used neither of these phrases — I wrote “change t0ward” and “inf0rmation” (I get these phrases to post here now by replacing the o’s with 0’s.) As I said previously, Egad.

    2. chel Says:

      Hey Jonathan,

      Your big-government spam filter is like interfering with the free market of ideas! It’s totally amped up. I think Hayek would want a more laissez-faire system… let the market decide what comments are worthy. Spontaneous order, man.

      But seriously. It recently blocked me for the phrase “change t0” and “inf0.” Oddly I used neither of these phrases — I wrote “change t0ward” and “inf0rmation” (I get these phrases to post here now by replacing the o’s with 0’s.) As I said previously, Egad.

    3. James R. Rummel Says:

      i think I have it taken care of, chel. Please try again, or send me the message in an Email and I’ll make sure that it’s posted.

      James

    4. James R. Rummel Says:

      i think I have it taken care of, chel. Please try again, or send me the message in an Email and I’ll make sure that it’s posted.

      James

    5. Jonathan Says:

      Chel,

      Sorry about the problems. I added the term “.info” to the blacklist a few days ago to block a particular trackback spammer that I was unsuccessful in blocking via other means. I have since removed that term from the list. I have no idea why “change toward” was blocked, but James seems to have figured it out. Please email me if you have any more trouble.

    6. Jonathan Says:

      Chel,

      Sorry about the problems. I added the term “.info” to the blacklist a few days ago to block a particular trackback spammer that I was unsuccessful in blocking via other means. I have since removed that term from the list. I have no idea why “change toward” was blocked, but James seems to have figured it out. Please email me if you have any more trouble.

    7. chel Says:

      Thanks, I remember when I used to have an MT blog dealing with Blacklist and spam got to be overwhelming. I almost felt like I needed to hire an assistant to take care of that. Blog spam is so annoying.

    8. chel Says:

      Thanks, I remember when I used to have an MT blog dealing with Blacklist and spam got to be overwhelming. I almost felt like I needed to hire an assistant to take care of that. Blog spam is so annoying.

    9. Jonathan Says:

      We might be able to get by without the blacklist if we didn’t allow trackback pings. However, I think it’s worth something to make trackback available. Tradeoffs.

    10. Jonathan Says:

      We might be able to get by without the blacklist if we didn’t allow trackback pings. However, I think it’s worth something to make trackback available. Tradeoffs.

    11. David Foster Says:

      Back to online communities…ivillage.com, which is a set of websites targeted at women, has a market cap of $500MM, and somebody is talking about buying it for about $700MM.

      Is this the kind of online community that will flourish in the future? Any ivillage users, or others, with thoughts?

    12. David Foster Says:

      Back to online communities…ivillage.com, which is a set of websites targeted at women, has a market cap of $500MM, and somebody is talking about buying it for about $700MM.

      Is this the kind of online community that will flourish in the future? Any ivillage users, or others, with thoughts?

    13. Jonathan Says:

      I don’t know much about iVillage. The quote is directed more at the Flickr photo site, which Hawk is enthusiastic about. I think he is onto something WRT filtering by community. Software-based content evaluation is chronically flawed, so maybe the trick is to create incentives for people to sort and rate products themselves. Flickr seems to be succeeding at that task. (Hawk thinks that Flickr or something like it may represent the future of the stock photography business.)

    14. Jonathan Says:

      I don’t know much about iVillage. The quote is directed more at the Flickr photo site, which Hawk is enthusiastic about. I think he is onto something WRT filtering by community. Software-based content evaluation is chronically flawed, so maybe the trick is to create incentives for people to sort and rate products themselves. Flickr seems to be succeeding at that task. (Hawk thinks that Flickr or something like it may represent the future of the stock photography business.)