Jim Moore writes:
…what is happening in Web 2.0 is that folks are now learning to communicate with spiders in a more specialized way.
Folks can set up site-specific Google searches that keep track of categories, titles, references, or tags.
This uses Google as a general-purpose query machine and report generator, and uses one or more sites as the repository of data.
Viola! No more centralized, user-administered database. Instead, the user puts data anywhere he or she wants, and the spider does the work. Then the user can go to the spider’s web, Google, and gain access to what the spider has assembled.
The spider does the work.