Thursday, August 31, 2006

Blog Day 2006 Flickr Blogs

Posting about earlier today, I came across the (and ) . This BlogDay 2006 site appears to be the origin of the . Looks like the idea is to link to 5 new blogs on blog day. I'll oblige. I'll link to 5 interesting sites that have linked to Flickr TagMan over the past few months. After all, if they've linked to the version of the web 2.0 tag game, they must be interesting blogs. ;-)

1) Blended Edu - Flickr Hacks for the Classroom

2) David's APC Workshop Blog - Flickr API fun stuff

3) mental axis - Flickr Tools

4) 6initiative - Services and Mashups for flickr

5) Wanderluck - Cool Flickr Tools

Happy Flickr Blog Day 2006!

Numbers in Web 2.0 Tags

TagMan doesn't use a database. Its "database" of answers is the universe of popular tags from a handful of web 2.0 sites. Using the Web as Platform definition of web 2.0, is TagMan itself a web 2.0 app or is it really meta web 2.0? Regardless, I noticed today that many tags that Flickr TagMan and Technorati TagMan use have numbers as well as letters in them. So, be sure to guess numbers as well as letters. Here are a few examples from each site:

Technorati: , , ,

Flickr: , , , , , , , ,

So, play a game and if you're stuck, guess a number. ;-)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Pluto Top Ten List

The Planetary Society has two top ten lists about whether Pluto is or is not a planet in our solar system. Some of the items are quite funny. I like #1 from the The Top Ten Reasons Why Pluto Is Not a Planet list: "It doesn't appear to be so inclined." Seth Godin has an interesting post discussing why people care about Pluto. I wonder if Pluto will still be in the science textbooks for my kids when they're in school.

Did you know that Seth Godin is the founder of Squidoo? I currently see three Squidoo lenses tagged Pluto. Play the Squidoo version of TagMan I created and see what other tags you find. Naturally, I've created a Squidoo lens for TagMan.

Technorati tags: , , , , , , ,

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

TagFetch Search Engine for Web 2.0 Tags

Came across TagFetch today via Micropersuasion. Seems a useful idea to have a tag aggregator (taggregator?). Since creating various versions of TagMan (a hangman game for web 2.0 tags), I often find myself looking at the same tag across various sites. Here are the versions you can play: Technorati, Flickr,, Squidoo. I think TagFetch should include Squidoo tags. TagFetch reminds me of a web2.0 ajax start page like Netvibes or Pageflakes but is more specialized since it focuses on tags. It's a bit of a cross between a search engine and a personalized ajax start page. The only other tag-based search engine I can think of is DumbFind but there must be others.

Looks like they're using Google AdSense for revenue. Notice the Google Ads box when you do a search. If the site gains traction, I wonder if it would be worth their while to sell their own ads per tag. I'm sure they're tracking tag searches. They could sell the high volume tags and backfill with Google ads. Incidentally, I'm continuing my tagvertising experiment and am testing running my own ads on my search marketing blog.

Technorati tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Thursday, August 24, 2006

TagMan to Apogee

This is the blog for , a game for . Here is the blog for my search engine marketing firm, Apogee Web Consulting LLC.

You can ignore this post. It's a test for , not people. ;-)