Tom Coates writes: "This post concerns an experimental internal-BBC-only project designed to allow users to bookmark, tag and rate songs they hear on the radio using their mobile phone. ...¶... We have more television stations than we have time to watch, more radio programmes than we can fit in analogue frequencies, more music and film availablethan any human could consume in their lifetimes and a huge ever-growing world of information growing every day on the internet. And this is just the beginning. The next push is the archive - decades of programming coming online, lost films recovered, libraries being digitised. But the scale of even this content is dwarfed by the third push into the world of the amateurised content-creator, where potentially billions of people are putting information and media out into the world as a matter of course. ¶ The most substantial challenge to technology creators, media creators and distributors is - then - to find ways of making this enormous and every-growing repository navigable and sensible to real people. ..." Link: Plasticbag.org.
Also see his next post in this series, How to build on bubble-up folksonomies. Both of these posts are quite interesting. Back in July, I posted a link to an MP3 podcast of a presentation that Coates made with three others from the BBC called Reinventing Radio: Enriching Broadcast with Social Software. The slides of that presentation are available as a pdf here. --Dennis