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Channelkit - A New Social Bookmarking Tool

Channelkit - A New Social Bookmarking Tool | Collaborative Revolution |

Always thought the lowly bookmark is an overlooked gem. has its moments but failed to get lift off after changing hands several times. ChannelKit may prove easier to use and so more successful in its Metcalfe network valuation (Metcalfe's law is value of a network is squar its members). Perhaps Channelkit can go where Delicious looked like it would but never quite made it.

Why is bookmarking relevant?

One way to create meaningful tagging is to "normalize" via scale. When a LOT of people all tag, share and publish similar content norms and patterns emerge. What you call email mkt I might call email marketing, but as we see aggregate numbers that feedback loop can help bring outliers into the fold.

If email mkt has 10 tags and email marketing 10,000 tags chances of the outlier being brought into the "email marketing" fold are good. This kind of massive data manipulation at scale can manage larger datasets faster and cheaper than trying to have a team do it.

As a crowd works their bookmarking the data smooths out, outliers become easier to identify and the backend tagging influences the front end consumption creating a self reinforcing feedback loop (gets more efficient as scale increases creating the much sought after "get more with less" ideal).

The web's secret is always some form of crowdsourcing or crowdfunding since the impact of anything at massive scale creates meaning and patterns faster and so lowers costs and increases profits. The key is getting out past the "breakers" of Metcalfe's law (i.e. hitting scale numbers that are turning over faster and faster because use of the tool is self reinforcing and beneficial).

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 29, 2014 9:04 AM

Channelkit - A Bookmarking Tool

Daniel Compton's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:54 PM

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:59 AM

A Bookmarking Tool

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Get Influential “Overnight” By Remembering To Be "In Real Life"

Get Influential “Overnight”  By Remembering To Be "In Real Life" | Collaborative Revolution |
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Excellent post about not forgetting the Face To Face. My Friend @1918 (Phil Buckley) runs the largest SEO Meetup in the country. Last Tuesday of every month more than 100 people attend his Meetup. 

Phil uses G+ hangouts to simulcast too, so his "In Real Life" meeting is also virtual. The more we share the more participation we gain. The more participation we gain the more influential we are so don't forget nothing replaces face time In Real Life.  


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