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Bees are the New Buzz

You know when you spot a word/metaphor/concept once, and then again, and then again, and before you know it, the word is everywhere? All it takes is three mentions (following the rather odd journalistic code of three-examples-is-a-trend) I reckon. Well, here’s mine for the day: hive and bee metaphors. I base this entirely on the following three things: 1/ the concept of ‘hive mind’ that’s been (sorry) buzzing around Web 2.0 circles so much lately;
2/ this new aggregator, the personal bee
(it’s kind of choked at the moment, due to being mentioned by Om Malik
3/ the resurgence of wire mesh furniture, for sale at hive modern in Portland Or. And since Portland is the new It City, it must be true.

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