Find, Use, Share, Expand

I was reading Jeremy Zawodny’s trashing of Google over their new MyGoogle service and Jeremy mentioned FUSE. Jeremy quotes John Battelle from back in April:-

Weiner calls his vision FUSE (for Find, Use, Share, and Expand) and it’s an apt metaphor – using search to fuse a myriad of services and applications, all of which center on knowledge and its application.

In reading John’s item a few more quotes rang true to me.

…using search to fuse a myriad of services and applications, all of which center on knowledge and its application

…an old saw, but mass media really is becoming my media – through RSS, podcasting, iTunes, Tivo, blogs, and many innovations to come. And central to navigating a my media world is search. Hence, the FUSE vision holds water for me – search is not just about a web index. It’s about my interface to the world.

FUSE is all about learning and knowledge management so very cool. I can sense a new meme within the elearning and knowledge management communities, it might already be there. The idea of FUSE seems to have it’s roots in the old video from Apple called Knowledge Navigator. I posted back in Sept last year about the perfect HR search, a bit simple now I am look at it, but still along the same idea as FUSE. Interesting my original post was in response to a post from John and Jeremy back then as well, I guess the ideas behind FUSE have been developing for that long.

I really like the concept “Find, Use, Share, Expand” the potential from what it implies is huge. Be it learning, knowledge, search, recruitment, social networks most of what we do today online can be summed up in this simple statement.

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