Sunday, February 06, 2005

Technorati Launches Tag Search and Navigation

Technorati is basically aggregating tags from sites like, Flickr and the "category" field on blog platforms like TypePad and Blooger. So users are able to perfrom a more vertical search by defining a "tag" first and then browsing the content.

Check it out, use the following syntax "tag:keyword" at


Tags are a simple, yet powerful, social software innovation. Today millions of people are freely and openly assigning metadata to content and conversations. Unlike rigid taxonomy schemes that people dislike, the ease of tagging for personal organization with social incentives leads to a rich and discoverable folksonomy. Intelligence is provided by real people from the bottom-up to aid social discovery. And with the right tag search and navigation, folksonomy outperforms more structured approches to classification.