We had a few meetings yesterday with some friends of Phile, and one of the takeaways for us is that we should think about what we want to communicate on our blog.
We want to use this blog to talk about what we believe, and to comment on the trends we see happening on the web.
We believe that information on the web is going to be more structured 10 years from now (think “semantic web”) but no one really knows how it will ultimately happen.
We believe that this structure is going to happen “bottom up” instead of “top down”. No one company or standards body is going to decide how information should be structured. It’s going to be up to individuals and groups to figure out how they want their information organized.
We believe that groups of people are powerful, and they’re under-represented right now on the web. There are great tools for individuals to publish their thoughts, and there are great places for people to congregate en masse, but the choices for smaller groups are limited. Right now, groups congregate using forums, Yahoo Groups, meetups, etc., but it feels like there’s something missing to us.
Anyway, those are the kinds of things we’re interested in. We’ll try to post our thoughts on these topics on a regular basis.
- The Phile team