Who Filters the Filters?

An Anonymous Patron writes “Over at Webmonkey.com Paul Adams article Who Filters the Filters? takes a look at the new utopian open collaborative Web, typified by del.icio.us brought with it a parade of new sites that use the power of the people to aggregate links and determine their relative coolness. In the new paradigm, editors (damn them) have been deposed and users have the power. Anyone can post links on the site, as often as they please, and the links appear immediately and uncensored. The result is a database of trillions of links to whatever any random person thinks is cool or memorable or otherwise linkworthy. Chaos, right? Yes, but a few elegant techniques provide a road through the swamp.”