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I just got invited into Otavo “the intention engine”. I read about it a while back on Mashable and then TechCrunch. I think that Pete Cashmore’s analysis was pretty spot on. It is a very interesting product. It is easy to think that it is another del.icio.us social bookmarking clone. But it is not. Not at all. Otavo wants to arrange websites in terms of tasks (or “quests”) that people want to achieve. So at the moment it is pretty useless. There are not enough people circulating its walls but if it grows into a full fledged database complete with useful links for most people’s intentions then I cant think of a better way to search. I can use the research of someone else and someone else can use mine. And the beauty is the way it is organised in these “quest” things so every link is precisely what you need.
Just for one example if it becomes popular enough this could be the ultimate resource in technical help. Just search for the error that you are having and find out how other people got their errors resolved. Or on another extreme it would be the ultimate restaurant review. Just search for restaurants in wherever and find where other people went. Anyway I am going to start using it for a few things and I will let you know how successful it is at fulfilling my quests.