The New Wisdom of the Web – Next Frontiers –

Brad Stone is a soft-spoken reporter who doesn’t get enough attention.  Go read the article he co-authored with Steven Levy about why people are raving about the latest burst of creativity and innovation on the web:

At its first release two years ago, Flickr is in some ways the ultimate
user-centric site—its customers even helped shape the direction of the
company as it moved from an online game to an instant-messaging service
with pictures to what it is now—a way for people to upload their photos
and share them with the entire community of users.

This small shift
from previous online photo sites, which stored your pictures in the
hope that you’d order prints, changed everything. What was once the
digital equivalent of a shoe box became a vibrant community built
around photos and a vast collaborative effort to produce an infinite

Link: The New Wisdom of the Web – Next Frontiers –