πŸ’¬ Constellations. Metaphors. SPLOT? It’s in the Stars.

Replied to Constellations. Metaphors. SPLOT? It’s in the Stars. (CogDogBlog)
The thing about these collections is that sequencing is not a factor. A constellation is a collection of 3-15? 20? resources that Mary might assemble to assign to Todd, and then maybe a slightly different set for the people in Customer Service. But the whole idea of the thing under the hood is that as a collection of stars, each has parameters that contribute to its relative size (number of views, ratings, how often it is used in constellations), and that an arrangement of stars in a constellation is a function of how similar they are (common categories, tags, overall content length, similar words?).
I love your work on SPLOTS Alan. This addition is really intriguing. It reminds me in part of Mike Caulfield’s Wikity project, in that users are encouraged to build knowledge and understanding. I could see it being used as a research tool as much as a means of packaging content. I collect together resources in my Collect blog, but I sometimes feel that what is missing are meta pages, in the style of Ryan Boren.

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