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Either I’m the guy from “A Beautiful Mind” or there’s a trend going on here…

The New York Times has an article about recommendation engines, while BusinessWeek is writing about Yahoo’s acquisition spree. The interesting meme in each of these is the strong support for services that use humans to build the index (which Yahoo! has always done), as opposed to software (the Google way). It seems Yahoo! is betting the farm on their vision of content, where the user community itself decides what works best. I think they’re onto something here. Stay tuned.

Tim Peter is the founder and president of Tim Peter & Associates. You can learn more about our company's strategy and digital marketing consulting services here or about Tim here.

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