Malcolm’s genteel response to me was something along the lines of “Happy to accept you as a friend, but no way do I want to be associated with your taste in music” :-)
I think there’s a serious and worthwhile point in his comment, despite his taste (?) in music. As we learn more about the use of collaborative filtering in Four Pillars, we will discover ways of performing Boolean operations on many “lists”. Give me only what is common between Sean and Malcolm. Show me only what they differ on. Give me a Top 10 and a Bottom 10 of my last.fm friends’ interests.
For music read books, for books read wiki pages, for wiki pages read stocks and shares, for stocks and shares read enterprise data. The principle’s the same. People who did this also did this which you didn’t do. Would you like to see the common bits or the uncommon bits?
Search as a means of data cleansing and repair. Syndication as a means of determining leading indicators, pull-from-the-future. Conversation as a means of testing morale. All with Add A Subtract B Venn Diagram CDE. The possibilities are endless.
Enterprise blogospheres tend to go quiet when the political environment is tense, unlike external blogospheres which go into orbit. I have many ideas as to why, but I need to watch for a while and work it out. Currently the information pool on such events is thin.