evhead: Clarks Public Library
Folksonomy is a remarkable phenomenon. Proof is right there on Evan Williams' blog. The inherent lack of strict rules allows tags to multiply across the web. Folks just play, well, word association, then the magic happens as millions join-in to take part. Out of that thronging tangle comes organization and formation. Best of all, I always seem to get what I want when I look at tags. Instant gratification.
Lately I've amused myself looking up restaurant tags. Nine times out of ten you get a picture of a plate of food and happy faces around a table. "I'd eat there!"
Tags will be great for business. At least I tell myself that.