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The Evolution of Online Discovery

I don’t know if I agree with this progression but it serves as an interesting discussion piece about the various emerging roles of all of these players and the impact on libraries. What are the threats and opportunities for us?

The Age Of Relevance
by Mahendra Palsule at TechCrunch

The above matrix tries to be a representation of how online information discovery has evolved.

Phase I: The Search Dominated Web
Phase II: Web 2.0 With Social Bookmarking
Phase III: Personalized Recommendations
Phase IV: Personalized Serendipity

The piece ends on Quora which is certainly the biggest and newest entrant into the ‘question space’ that librarians so love.

Stephen

Posted on: March 10, 2011, 6:40 am Category: Uncategorized

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