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Interesting Amazon Tags



Some of you probably know that amazon.com has started offering a version of tagging. I’m getting a kick out of some of the tags! Let me show you two examples:

Example 1, from The Hobbit:

Amazon Hobbit Tags

Example 2, from Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance:

Amazon Gameboy Tags

See the difference? The Hobbit taggers are supplying tags that “seem normal” – tolkien, fiction, etc. But the Game Boy taggers… to be fair, there are some tags that I’d consider “normal tags” – like “game boy stuff” and “electronic game system.” But take a peek at the other tags… Christian, Samay, Emily, Austin, etc… My guess? Kid’s names. How about the “First tag” listing – Logan. I’ll bet he’s one proud kid!

The problem? None, really… that’s how tagging works – you have the ability to add ANYTHING YOU WANT to an item. And I think it’s cool that kids are getting into tagging, even if they’re doing the digital equivalent of scratching their names on park benches. At least they are getting used to tagging!

web2.0 amazon tags folksonomy

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  • Anonymous

    Perhaps they are marking items they’d like for Christmas?

    But, Amazon’s wishlist function seems like a better gateway to that end.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps they are marking items they’d like for Christmas?

    But, Amazon’s wishlist function seems like a better gateway to that end.