Internetworld: Form and Function 2006 - 10 smartest functions

Note: posted 2008-07-30

I only wish that I had seen this mention of Adland's user-tags when it was published in 2006, as soon afterward I threw away the whole thing (CMS-wise that is) and started working on a new structure from the ground up (which you see today), leaving the user generated tag feature behind. I still have the tags we generated of what was in each commercial here and might revive the idea in the future. I still fancy the idea of tagging what was is in a commercial rather than a name of the ad - but it does require a lot of active user input to work nicely as Internetworld points out.

You can download Internetworlds old issues from their archive: here's this one - also a smaller mention of the same thing here "Sätt etikett på webben" 2005-06-30

Update y'all, I totally imported a whole buncha tags and did the user tags thing again, see told ya I would get around to it. Not the easiest trick mind you as the way they're stored in the database is vastly different, so not every tag could be imported but I got a chunk in.

Sociala bokmärken

VI HAR PRATAT LITE OM taggar förut. Nu börjar även svenskarna fat ta att detta är ett smått fantastiskt verktyg. Genom att låta besökarna sätta etikett på innehållet bygger en webbplats upp en struktur som bestäms av besökarna. Och vem är bäst på att bedöma innehållet, om inte dina besökare? Dessa sociala bokmärken kan mycket väl överträffa din egen struktur och på så sätt kan du få en effektiv kategorisering av ditt innehåll. Och möj- lighet att erbjuda besökarna relaterade artiklar och närliggande information på ett helt nytt sätt.
På reklambloggen Adland använder man sig av taggar för att kategorisera de reklamfi lmer som läggs upp. Den har en bit kvar till sajten nivåer, men fl er borde börja utforska möjligheterna med sociala bokmärken. Varför inte eller
OLIKA KATEGORIER för reklamfi lm på Adland. Populära kategorier får större textstorlek.

about the author

Dabitch Creative Director, CEO, hell-raising sweetheart and editor of Adland. Globetrotting Swede who has lived and worked in New York, London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Comments (4)

  • purplesimon's picture

    Kind of on-topic, but off-topic too: this makes gorgeous tag/word clouds out of any text.

    Runs using Java. Lovely.

    Was mentioned in the last issue of Creative Review as well.

    Jul 30, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture

    That's perfectly on-topic - (I really should have backdated this post, it belongs in 2006) - I've been meaning to make lots of gorgeous silly tagclouds over there but I don't know why yet. Other than "it's purdy!"

    Jul 30, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture

    If that's the case then 2011 is the new black.

    (yes, I waited YEARS To come with that retort. How sad is that?)

    Jan 19, 2011

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