Thursday, May 11, 2006

It was only a matter of time...

...that Google launched an own collaborative tagging service. Delicious went to Yahoo, and we were just about discussing plans on exploiting collaborative tagging for improving web search. With Google's personalized search you have the possibility to define and to add taggs to web pages (i.e. the results of your Google search). But, as said before, it was only a matter of time, because it was so obvious to use theese so called folksonomies for improving the results of a web search.
So what about all the other taggers...will they survive?

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Trust in me....I know what I'm doing

According to a recent demographic survey most Americans trust in their government more than in their media. In Germany the situation seems to be similar...only that according to the study Americans think of their government being much more trustworthy than ours...Should I be worried?
Either Germans are much more suspicious than Americans, or our media are much worse. Certainly, we have the 'Bildzeitung' spreading the 'holy truth' day by day...but the one thing I'm concerned about is that almost 43% really seem to trust the media....
BTW, in Germany we trust news coming from friends or family only by 25%. This means that we have more trust in the 'Bildzeitung' than to anyone in our family....strange world. At least we think that Blogs far more reliable (38%) than any family member. Hurray for the 'BILDBlog'!