Every internet community site suffers from this common problem once it scales past about a 100 community entries: the problem of information overload and disarray when attempting to combine most recent items with most popular. Either you have the problem of combining both on one page or the problem of how items from recent days become integrated with the list of most popular items.
The PangaiaProject finds that there is no algorithmic solution to this problem. The only way to solve this problem is to add another [visual] dimension.
The Pangaia project takes the approximately 2.3 dimensions of the current WWW and transforms it into a fully crowd-sourced and navigable three dimensional data universe. It will be cool.
VPython or Processing will likely be the language for implementing the pangaia codes and adding a 3-dimensional visual layer to the Internet.