Analysis, please!

Jim Whitehead (
Sun, 15 Dec 1996 13:13:06 -0800

Tim (and other FoRKers),

The advantage of FoRK is that posts typically provide some analysis for the
content being shared. This analysis is often more valuable than the
content itself, and it certainly lets me know why I should bother spending
time reading given content. By not providing this analysis, you don't
provide any extra value. Posting just a URL is an assertion, "I think this
content is interesting," which, without justification, is quite arrogant --
it says, in effect, that I know good content when I see it, and you had
just better believe me.

Of course, we could always just push this list in the direction of more
unmediated URLs -- it would take me about 20 minutes a day to post 10
random, interesting URLs to FoRK. Anyone for URL spam?

- Jim

P.S. - My apologies for the "deja-vu" feeling for those on w3t-nerd.