Visualization of my tags

misc A few weeks ago Kunal Anand sent me this visualization of my tags. When he sent it to me I was pretty busy and ended up forgetting to post it, but I was reminded today when Jon Hicks posted his.

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Amazon Adds Tagging

web I just noticed today that you can tag products on Amazon, check out this screen shot:

I wonder if they will be providing access to this through their API? Perhaps Jeff Barr, or someone else over at Amazon Web Services could let us know.

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Make your blog better with tags

web Of all the features that I've added to my homebrew blogging software tagging (or folksonomys) has been my favorite. Here's why:

Tag Clouds

I've designed the home page of my blog to make it easy for a first time visitor to know what my blog is about.

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Increase Productivity with Action Tagging

misc web @

Here's a little productivity tip for those of you using a bookmarking system that supports tags (such as

I like to call it Action Tagging, here's how it works.

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How To Make a Tag Cloud

coldfusion web Jeffery Zeldman proclaims that tag clouds are the new mullets. However, as I'm sure you're aware some people just can't resist the mullet.

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Performance of database tag schemas

databases Philipp Keller has done some performance test on 4 different database schemas for storing tagged items. Although his article refers to tagging bookmarks, you can tag pretty much anything.

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Some Tips

web, if your not fimiliar with it, is a social bookmarking tool. I use it for two reasons, its an easy way to access my bookmarks on multiple computers, and its a great way to find new web sites.

I have mentioned it a few times on my blog (I even have a link to bookmark with del.

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Categories are Dead - Long live Tagging

misc Since implementing tags on my blog I have noticed that they are much more powerful than categories. Here's why:

You find related items by searching for mutual tags between items. That's how I show you related posts on my blog.

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Related Posts

coldfusion databases As you may have noticed I recently added tags to my blog. The main reason I implemented tags was so that I could find related posts based on mutual tags. So if two posts have similar tags, they will show up in as related.

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