10 thoughts on “First 300,000 is easy”

  1. Yahoo has been pushing tags more than Google and with acquiring del.icio.us they are re-inforcing their bet. I would disagree that Google isn’t vying for tag space. One could look at Google Base as a mash up of tagging and classified advertising.

  2. i think google’s tagging efforts are more “machine based” than “human based” as yahoo is trying. divergent ways of doing things. and google hasn’t basically made a big bet on tagging.

  3. I think it’s a mistake to value del.icio.us only in terms of the size of its user base.

    Instead, think of it this way: Yahoo paid for 300,000 humans who will categorize (tag) the web for them. There will be all sorts of opportunities to use that tagging in Yahoo’s main search application and other Yahoo searches.

  4. >> Yahoo paid for 300,000 humans who will categorize (tag) the web for them

    The problem is the interests of those 300k or so people are so out of tune with the rest of the population ,so the tags will not be of much use to yahoo in search.

    If you want proof just compare the popular del.icio.us tags with that of Google Zeitagalist or Yahoo Buzz index

  5. This isn’t about tags… Look deeper at what delicious does, especially in the context of things like Flock. It is a part of storing your digital world and connecting you with your community…

  6. I agree that Web 2.0 is in early adopter stage. The applications are not really solving everyday problems, but rather organising things that ‘internet-savvy’ people do already. When Web 2.0 starts to spill over into CRM, that’s where big changes should start to happen.

  7. Well I’m one of the 300,000 – just as I was one of the 250,000 on Flickr.

    The difference: I gave Flickr money. And I use it all of the time.

    I guess I don’t get the del.icio.us thing at all. More dust.bin to me.

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