Categories Add Value: a response to Clay Shirky’s classic essay

I am a big fan of Clay Shirky.  I’ve written a hub reviewing his book Here Comes Everyone.  It’s one of my favorite books of 2008. When HubPages announced the support of categories in addition to tags, many people emailed me links to Clay’s essay: “Ontology is Overrated: Categories, Links, and Tags”.  Clay Shirky first…

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The Idea Bank Gets An Upgrade

For several months now, we’ve had a fairly unknown section of our site that you’ve potentially never seen before — the Idea Bank. The Idea Bank is a tool that looks somewhat similar to the Requests section, but is actually something that was first added to HubPages for a completely different reason. You see, Requests…

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Sphinx Search comes to HubPages

This week, HubPages upgraded its search features to use a popular indexing technology knowns as Sphinx Search.  This is the same search technology used by Craigslist and it has enabled HubPages to add the following new capabilities to our search: Matching search terms in bold letters Exact phrase search Ability to exclude search terms from…

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