“The new project aims to become a site that can help anyone make a decision about anything. The way it will do this is through the application of decision trees that are created by contributing users. Using decision trees in expert systems is nothing new, but applying that idea to a crowdsourcing model might possibly be a stroke of genius. Think Aardvark meets Wikipedia and you start to get the idea.”
I particularly liked the examples of possible decisions they give as an example:
“What should I be for Halloween? Do I need a Porsche? Does my hipster facial hair make me look stupid? Is Phoenix a good place to retire? Whom should I vote for? What toe ring should I buy?”
This is a fantastic list of resources, some I use already, and some new ones I’m looking forward to trying.
The language ones particularly intrigue me… my partner and I started learning french, in anticipation for our move abroad, with one minute podcasts (even though “Jean-Pierre” definitely had a scottish accent), and it was lots of fun! I might give this Learn10 a go as well. Je ne peux pas attendre!
“Both getting tired of punk rock clubs and both playing in punk rock bands. The start was something good, but some good things must end.”
Does it make me less indie that I know every word off Dude Ranch? Whatever; in the immortal words of every single teenage girl that has appeared on the “Maury Povich Show”: “YOU DON’T KNOW ME! I DO WHAT I WANT!”
I made an Angelfire hosted Blink 182 web-site, back in the Dude Ranch days. I tried finding it with the Timemachine, but I couldn’t. I’d like to see it, in all it’s amateur HTML glory.
A source said: “Every few hours, sometimes minutes, he’d update with some stupid line. And in her mind, she was like ‘He has time for all this Twittering, but he can’t send me a text, an email, make a call?”