Tags is THE new thing on the net. It works like this: You put small keywords, or tags, on everything from bookmarks to pictures.
One example: For this post, I have added these tags:
Del.icio.us is popular site where you can store your bookmarks online. You save a bookmark, and tag it with the keywords (tags) that you like. So if you bookmark this post at Del.icio.us, you could use the same tags I have used at my site:
Try clicking any of these, and you will get all posts on Del.icio.us tagged with these tags.
Same goes with Flickr: You upload your digital photos, tag them what you like, and others can search on the tags.
The most popular tags on Flickr has it’s own page.
TagClouds is a new free service, that scans through all the words in your blog or website. And then makes a TagCloud for your site. Here’s my TagCloud:
It shows the most used words on my blog, and clicking them will show you all posts on my site with that tag. I must say that it misses the point completely, as most of these words only have been used once or twice on my site. I have to check if I have set it up wrong…
Technorati is the last place to have in mind when using tags. If you set up your blog software correctly, it will “ping” Technorati everytime you put a tag on your pages. Like Flickr and Del.icio.us, Technorati keeps track of which tags are popular any time.
And if you would like to see the latest blog posts from all over the world, using the same tags I have used so far, here are the links to the Technorati tags:
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