Interesting discussion out of a panel at the Digital, Life, Design conference from Munich a month ago. Mahalo, Wikia, Google (in the audience) and others were discussing search and how to best go about it.
The final punch line;
Short Head – Powered by Humans
Fat Belly – Powered by Social
Long Tail – Powered by Algorithms
There’s something really neat about this. That’s not a reason to believe it is the right model, but I really think it warrants further analysis.
My interest is how does this concept apply to video discovery/search?
Also worth reading Chris Anderson’s comment on the post.