Yesterday, I blogged about the importance of tagging your blog
(s). I decided to take some of my own advice and started browsing the tags of various web 2.0 sites. Then, I logged into my Technorati account and looked at my profile to see the tag cloud from my previous posts. Right away, I realized the blog tags I had initially configured for my blog didn't match what I'd been blogging about. I thought I'd be blogging about SEO, search engine marketing, PPC strategies for Google AdWords and other SEM-related topics similar to the articles I've written for sites like Search Engine Guide
. Instead, I've found myself blogging about Technorati, tags, web 2.0 and related topics. I suspect at some point I'll get back to SEM posts but because of working on projects like TagMan
, I've been intrigued by this whole notion of web 2.0.
Granted, I think the term "web 2.0" is a bit silly. What really defines web 2.0? Is something web 1.9 or web 126.96.36.199? Are some projects really web 2.0.1 or even web 2.5? Still, labels do help to distinguish what's happening as far as progress with web applications. And, clearly, this label has stuck. To that end, I agree with Steve Rubel, that we should "focus on the corral, not the signpost
." Just look at the TechCrunch Index
and you'll see a fair amount of startups and established firms innovating in this web 2.0 space. Whether you call this web 2.0 or not, it's innovation. Reminds me of the excitement of working at AOL in '95.Technorati tags: technorati, techcrunch, micropersuasion, web2.0, web 2.0, tags