Context : CuteSimiles
An analogy between RSS and RiverNetworks
RiverNetworks have a potential difference, or a force of flow, pushing information in one direction.
Can we perceive the same in InformationFlows?
RiverNetworks follow a PowerLaw. Lots of little rivers pick up water from small catchment areas. A few big ones pull from the larger area.
Maybe an analogy with BroadCatching. A few blog capture a wide range of audience participation, more capture small.
Feeds as streams(Garden by a babbling stream) : http://www.xanadb.com/archive/about/200307161200
RobertCringely : What is a web log, really? The best ones are full of ideas, I suppose, but are they lakes or streams or even fountains of thoughts?
See also GardenImagologies, and this :
DaveWiner's Radio Userland appeals to people because it follows the pattern of Windows Overlooking Life. Software that understands the Hierarchy of Space pattern is easier to comprehend.
Hmmm. DaveWiner talks about a River of News : must http://blog.reallysimplesyndication.com/riverOfNews, must have been [reading http://archive.scripting.com/2004/06/18#When:7:07:37AM reading]] this page, no?