Delicious and Flickr are both “collaborative systems for building a shared database of items, developing a metadata vocabulary about the items, performing metadata-driven queries, and monitoring change in areas of interest.” Collaborative knowledge gardening | By Jon Udell
“As social networks, blogs, and social media aggregators continue to empower individuals, the foundational structure of the media landscape is transforming rapidly and the levers of control are increasingly falling into the hands of consumers.” SocialNets & The Power of The URL
“Self-expression should be viewed as a new industry, one that will co-exist alongside other traditional media industries like movies, TV, radio, newspapers and magazines.” GigaOM » Blog Archive » Social Networks are the New Media
“Google Co-op is a platform which enables you to use your expertise to help other users find information.” Google Co-op
“An individual’s participation in multiple networks has a cumulative effect which extends the value of all networks.
“An increasingly popular way to locate, classify, rank, and share Internet resources through the use of shared lists of user-created Internet bookmark lists, the practice of tagging, and meta-data inferred the use of such tags and their relation to one an Social bookmarking – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia