Last night, we hosted Tag Tuesday at the AOL offices in Mountain View. It was a good get-together; Edwin Aoki talked about tag spam, and Kevin Burton talked about TailRank. Naturally, my laptop battery ran out, and when I got home, I discoveredthat my DSL had crapped out so I couldn't blog. Oh, thehorror. So, just some quick drive-by notes.
Do meta-tags (tags applied to tags or tag-url tuple instances) make anysense? It's tags all the way down... Kevin Marks commentedthat co-occurrences of tags are good enough for most purposes. Need to think about that one.
Kevin's TailRank beta is a "memefinder" as opposed to an aggregator. It uses OPML subscriptionlists to help filter information based on what you and your friends areinterested in -- and he's working on getting some kind of automaticsync-up going. Seems like this would benefit from Ray Ozzie's Really Simple Sharinginitiative. There's a problem here, though -- the whole point ofthis is that you don't have to explicitly subscribe to feeds, but ifnobody explicitly subscribes to feeds, where will the interest datacome from?
Now, I really like the concept of mobile.tailrank.com. I really don't want to manage a set of subscriptions for my mobiledevice and it really can't handle the set of subscriptioins I have onmy desktop. But something that automatically filters interestingnews, with input from my desktop subscriptions, seems like a naturalwin for a mobile service.
Oh, and we had a smooth and uneventful Journals update this morning. Fortunately for Joseph the Intern.