Generating wealth from the web. Is "follow" the new economic modelpoised to take on "search"
I wrote that Social filtering is deeply human at the beginning of November and I knew that there was more to the topic/ theme/ thought then but I could not find the words. Since then I have been juggling with various ideas, these have often been driven by my necessity to justify Twitter. Twitter (get it or not) provides a function called “follow” – you can follow who you like, and you get updates/ insite/ information/ attention from them, however, how do you turn “follow” into value. Follow has an obvious value to the person who follows the leader. You gain free insights/ social filtering/ value/ updates. This “Social filter” is based on trust and it is different from curators and editors who have specific agenda’s (and income requirements.) In the original post I quoted David Armano “Often times the quality of links and information I get on Twitter is better than what I would have gotten from Google because the knowledge of the human feed is deep, niche, and fickle.” I now