Last week it was Tags on Speed. That was then, this is now…
Richard S writes “More on Social tags” pointing to “taggregator” an experiment with allows you to provide one “tag” and it generates a side by side view of del.icoi.us and flickr results:
Someone built a thing I wanted to but didn’t — the taggregator. It’s ace — lets you compare what del.icio.us and flickr users have recorded under the same tag. Add “?tag=[yourtag]” to the URI to see the most recent posts from both under that tag.
This got me thinking a bit around social tagging and horizontal classification (or “folksonomies”, if your stomach is strong enough). When someone chooses to use a particular tag to describe a resource, that decision is typically made spontaneously, with little or no consideration behind it (this is more true of flickr than del.icio.us). The factors that influence this decision reflect what the resource being tagged means to the individual tagging it
It is easy to play, just take the URL http://oddiophile.com/taggregator/index.php?tag= and add after the “=” your desired tag, e.g.
Learning Object Tag
I love the mix.