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Personal Tagging Can Be Funny Sometimes…



tagging can be funI’m finding the current continuance of Gormangate sorta funny, and I’m not planning to say much about it [gripping the keyboard with sweaty palms] “must … resist … urge … to … yip … and … yawp … !”

But I will comment on this: the tags and linkwords being generated around the current ALA president are simply to die for. I screengrabbed one of them for you – See Also uses the tags yipping, yawping, and sad old men. The Librarianinblack uses irrisponsible and alienating as linkwords that link to other posts. I have also seen Gormangate and blogpeople used as tags.

For some much-needed contrast, go to Technorati.com, click tags, and do a search on “leslie burger”. Here’s what you’ll get: first, some recent images from her Flickr account. Also one pic from the Shifted Librarian, titled “View of San Antonio from Leslie Burger’s suite.” How “suite” is that (sorry for the bad play on words…)?

Then (ok – seriously – scroll on down past the hamburger ads…) you’re greeted with four posts: two discussing her work on the Katrina Project, one titled “ALA to see changes,” and one titled “On Becoming the Change You Want to See.”

I think tags and linkwords for the ALA Presidency are about to change for the better…

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  • http://library.coloradocollege.edu/steve/ Steve Lawson

    Glad you liked ‘em. Merlin Mann is my tagging hero. Check out his del.icio.us bookmarks: http://del.icio.us/merlinmann

  • http://library.coloradocollege.edu/steve/ Steve Lawson

    Glad you liked ‘em. Merlin Mann is my tagging hero. Check out his del.icio.us bookmarks: http://del.icio.us/merlinmann

  • davidleeking

    Wow! And I thought I had too many tags… Merlin Mann wins the too many tags award!

  • davidleeking

    Wow! And I thought I had too many tags… Merlin Mann wins the too many tags award!

  • http://www.goblin-cartoons.com/library/ joshua m. neff

    Holy cow! That is a lot of tags.

    But “sad old men” is one of the best tags I’ve ever seen.

  • http://www.goblin-cartoons.com/library/ joshua m. neff

    Holy cow! That is a lot of tags.

    But “sad old men” is one of the best tags I’ve ever seen.

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