August 7, 2006
End-user vs. author tagging...(Posted by francois to: tagging )
If those services use tags to add information related to the "aboutness" of the posts or blogs, then they should allow tagging by everyone - much as Flickr. And they should also allow users to suggest "related" tags.
When using a service like Technorati to alert people about stuff you wrote, the current setup works. Once you start using it to search for stuff, the limitations of having author-only tags and (I assume) system-only "related tags" become somewhat obvious.
Posted by francois at August 7, 2006 7:03 AM | Bookmark This
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I think what you want is already available. It's called Del.icio.us or scuttle, or digg, or many other tagging services out there.
If you open your own account on for example del.icio.us, you can author tag your own blog, photo album, etc. In addition your readers/visitors can tag it too.
I'm not sure where you are going with "related tags?
Posted by: Kaj Kandler at August 7, 2006 8:42 AM
It is not really the same - I tag my posts but delicious is not picking that up the way that Technorati and IceRocket are doing. There should be a universal tag name space where services get the author tags from. And then supplement those with end user tags.
And when I was talking about "related tags" I meant tags that might be related to the ones I am looking for. So say I am looking for "tag" - it should also recommend "tagging", "tag space", which are obvious, but perhaps also "library", or "librarian"...
Posted by: francois gossieaux at August 7, 2006 10:44 AM