‘Tags’ have become popular with services like del.icio.us, and now Technorati Tags ( explained). This has prompted me to play around with tags (GotzeTagged, below).
A tag is here understood as a simple category name, or a bit of metadata about whatever it is about.
With del.icio.us and the likes, tagging becomes a social activity, and that is what makes these new services interesting. And challenging …
For example, which of the following tags is “correct”: e-government, egovernment or e-gov?
I’ll be using egovernment. This is the name of the relevant blog category here, with Dave and with Phil.
If your blog tool/CMS does not support categories/tags, include the following code in your blog:
<a xhref="http://technorati.com/tag/egovernment" mce_href="http://technorati.com/tag/egovernment" rel="tag">egovernment</a>
I have been running GotzeLinked for quite a while (since 1997 or so), so I have been “tagging” the web for quite a while. One of the lasting challenges is about the choice of categories, and the relations between the categories. One of the most recently added categories is GotzeTagged: eGovernment.
GotzeTagged makes use of various external services, such as del.icio.us, MSN News, and Amazon (UK). I’m still working on some improvements to the user interface.
GotzeTagged: Enterprise Architecture. I use the tag Enterprise+Architecture, and the category Enterprise_Architecture (which itself becomes a tag then, and, I think, the tag I send to del.icio.us when posting to GotzeTagged. Again, we see some ambiguit…
One of the problems with free form tags as a social categorizing mechanism is that different people will choose different tags for the same thing. Is the right tag for eGovernment e-government, egovernment, e-gov, egov, edemocracy, or what? The…
Finding the right tags
The new Technorati tags (explained) are seeing some interesting applications. The Sh