Friday, March 24, 2006

New Search Engine with Free Tagvertising

Is tagvertising viable? A new search engine, DumbFind, is offering a free tagvertising product called Adsonomy. It's free so it can't hurt to try. DumbFind has a steep hill to climb when you consider that the competition is Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. Not to mention Interactive Corporation's newly rebranded Ask (formerly Ask Jeeves) which has been advertising on television lately. At least DumbFind is not yet another search engine. Their use of tags is intriguing. Would you use a search engine that uses tags to help improve search results?

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Recent Flickr TagMan Links

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Technorati Hot Tags Warning

Keep in mind that are primarily in the realm of and . As such, the "Hot Tags This Hour" section on the Technorati Tags page will usually be filled with keywords related to current events from and . Because the Technorati version of TagMan pulls from that page, some of these tags could be the answer for the . Technorati TagMan grabs tags from both the "Hot Tags This Hour" section and the "Top 100 Tags from A-Z" section. Some of the hot tags will contain numbers. You might need to guess letters as well as numbers while playing TagMan.

For example, here are the current hot tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Note that the tag "web2.0" contains letters, numbers and a punctuation mark. Hmm, it might be too confusing to change the TagMan text from "Enter a letter" to "Enter an alphanumeric character" or something. I'll leave it as is but might need to update the game FAQ. Alternatively, I could skip tags that don't contain just letters. The game currently skips over tags with non-ASCII characters. Play a game of TagMan and let me know what you think.