Michael Parekh writes:
With Google Base, the company now POTENTIALLY has a human-powered directory of it’s own, that can supplement results to it’s core search engine. It’s Yahoo!’s early approach in reverse.
And this time around, it’s not just dozens or hundreds of humans powering the directory, it’s potentially millions.
To put it in fashionable Web 2.0 terms, it’s a microchunked directory powered by peer production.
To put in mainstream terms, Google Base is a Lego set for users to submit and categorize any kind of content that’s important to them.