tags and searching (was Re: [uf-discuss] Greetings microformatters)

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Nov 30 13:12:41 PST 2005

On Nov 30, 2005, at 1:04 PM, Chris Messina wrote:
> Hmm, seems you have the model on its head... Shouldn't the wisdom of
> the crowd, all linking to a site and tagging it a certain way provide
> potentially better authority (since altogether the self-interest
> motivator would be lessened via distribution) than a sole author
> identifying itself?
> That is, while I can use metatags (dead as they are) to describe my
> site, I think that the spam factor has proven the value of internal
> metadata on a site is much less than the tags provided from without.
> Or at least, that's technorati's bet (presumably).

Um, you realize that "technorati tags" are all self-tagging? And that  
it mostly works?

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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