Tagging has arrived

by Tom Carroll

After thinking about tagging in depth for my employer, I thought it was time to add tagging to tomcarroll.org. I think more companies will be using the distributed tag cloud to divine understanding and provide value added services. The best example I can think of is Edgeio, its a cool idea. As more independent content is tagged the global folksonomy will grow stronger and more valuable. Then the spammers and click fraud folks will move in. Eventually there will be a way to identify the reputation of the source of the content and tags. The best thing is the information will be available to everyone, unless there is a more to pass the anti tag neutrality act. You never know, crazier things have happened.