David Weinberger wrote posted this interesting twist about information overload:
The power of tags shows that the way to manage information overload is more information. That's what the doomsayers of the 90's — Information Anxiety! Information Tidal Wave! — didn't foresee.So, guess he is saying more is less? There was an excellent point in one of the comments from Jon Husband:
It's (the flow) not gonna stop, and the traditional ways information and knowledge have been classified, ordered, made accessible, distributed and stored have had major change visit, as you have pointed out many times. We now need to become, and feel, adept art skimming, dot-connecting, pattern recognition, and deciding well and wisely when to delve more deeply and in more concentrated ways into issue X or issue Y. Actually, as I read the above phrase, I realized tagging addresses rather neatly large parts of these processes pre-hyperlinks and tagging ... "classified, ordered, made accessible and stored", doesn't it ...Technorati just announced today that there are: One Million Distinct Tags, 14 Million Tagged Posts . The post also provides some tips for automating the use of technorati tags in your post using ecto.