Anyway, that blog linked to this article. The article was the subject of the blog but as I was reading it – it got back to the asktom rewrite I’m thinking about 23 our of 24 hours a day right now (still stuck in “thought” mode – lots to consider).
Tags – that is what I got from it. I’ve seen them on flickr and other blogs let people “tag” things. We’ve been talking about metadata tagging on asktom (and how I’m too lazy to do it). Well – I think I’ll let every page be tag-able and searchable by the tags.
Now the only question is – do we have a list of ‘tags’ or do we let the tags be anything anyone wants (which will undoubtedly lead to people tagging items with their names or some unique string – sort of like setting up bookmarks of “their interesting stuff” which in itself could lead to some interesting discoveries (data mining discoveries) in the future.
I’ll have to give this more thought – but I found it interesting that a rant on “it is about the data” (not really a rant…) led to “tags” led back to what I’ve been thinking about. Or maybe it is just that if you are thinking about something hard enough – everything you see will have parallels to it.
Probably the last part – you see what you want to see from something.