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.

or TextCast

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 :

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/navLinks/fog0000000262.html

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?

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