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I usually throw my "distributed search engine" idea on these threads -- so I will again. Think decentralized DMOZ where vetted reviewers "manage" a niche, locale, or other chunk of the index and the same way DNS is propagated to root servers, the index is propagated out to decentralized indexes. The computing power can all be obtained from excess CPU, bandwidth and disk space from the unused resources of already existent sites.
Someone is the "editor" for apple pie recipes, someone else is the editor for "blue widgets", etc.. (when a category gets too big, it gets broken down to "blue widgets in USA", "in Canada", "in China", etc -- but those all share a fraction of the "rank" of all "blue widgets" collectively). Title keyword spamming, link spamming, best-blue-widget-in-the-world.xyz domains would be worthless
Like DMOZ it could have a hierarchical editorial structure - with a peer review type system built in -- a vote of no confidence would see any particular editor voted off the island.
functionality gets you the content
I'm trying to figure out what functions facebook provides
To me it sounds like you are just too damn smart to respect anyone with a lower IQ than you.
'm not a member of FB at this point, but will do so if/when I figure out the best way it could help my online business.
FYI, 500,000,000 people are figuring out FB's functionality:
With all due respect, I just don't get why you have this condescending attitude towards the 500+ million people using Facebook. Used with imagination, aligning your site with their technologically can be a very positive thing.
whether those with the best understandings will in fact be popular enough so we can find them in the future
Many of those people are quite frankly, too stupid and arrogant to make it in the real world.
yeah we get your point. you're smart, most people aren't smart enough to buy your stuff
I don't think the general public are stupid ... but they are lazy