I’ve been watching Garrick van Buren‘s Cullect project for a while now. I’ll admit that I feel a little guilty about it because I’ve taken several runs at it and I always feel like I’m not grokking the full power of it. I mean, it seems like it has a lot to offer and is interesting but I’m not sure how to fit it in my day to day cyberlife. This makes me feel guilty, since Garrick has been such a strong supporter of my show and of AmigoFish, my own side project. My failure to jump up and down immediately feels like a betrayal.
I added the Cullect widget to my right sidebar so you can see a little of what it is all about and maybe follow the links back to the main site. I like the way when you look at an article that either references or is referenced by other articles in the system, it shows a map of them in a simple and better way than Technorati and other blogospheric management and mapping tools. I like the sharing and send mechanisms. Above and beyond that, I’m not sure what to do with it. Its paradigm is enough different that I don’t want to just use it like I would NetNewsWire or Google Reader.
Also, Garrick was kind enough to name a release after me and a feature I inspired. I’m not sure what that feature is, but I think that is cool regardless. Thanks, Garrick.