had loads of good discussion today with michael from ile sans fil at the local techno hipster joint. we talked a lot about the way that tagging is going to simplify the automated aggregation of data over time, it really got me thinking about what i could do to help you guys get what you want out of this, filter out what you hate (!), and create the kind of dialogue everyone is looking for.
you know in those cyberpunk movies, you have these deckers that are connected to five TV screens at once, watching for, say, information about conspiracy theories, etc.? tagging is going to make these crazy people cream their pants. filter the content, eliminate the filler, increase the ratio of signal to noise. next thing you know you have all the secrets of the world. ok, maybe that’s a little melodramatic.
one of the things i’m going to be doing right away is to create a del.icio.us feed for my show, and showing you how to subscribe to the different kinds of shows i make. for example, if you’re in love with my music sets, but not so much my blah-blah podcasts, i’ll help you get just those (and vice-versa). the concept behind this is to give the listener precisely what they want; admittedly, i would like you to try out both (iTunes, Odeo), but i would also rather you subscribe precisely to what you want rather than unsubscribe altogether because you’re receiving too much stuff.
another thing i’m seriously considering implementing is to create a feed of audio comments for my show. right now, i get a few, but i want simplify the process in order to make the discussions around my show, podsafe music, whatever, to be as dynamic as possible between my listeners and myself. really, there’s very little difference between us, except that i shoot my mouth off more, so let’s hear what you guys have to say! i’m going to work on making the process of listening to this discussion as fun and simple as possible.
so for now, this is the show’s new del.icio.us feed. subscribe to it if you want, and in the next couple of days, i’ll show you a couple of tricks to manipulate the data. once again, a lot of the ideas that we’ll try to implement have michael‘s fingerprint as the source, so check out his blog for some cool stuff.