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Search engine optimization and Online marketing: Wondeful RSS Tool- Tagcloud

What is with “Automated Folksonomy”? Oxymoronic at best.

>TagCloud is an automated Folksonomy tool. Essentially, TagCloud searches any number of RSS feed you specify…

I keep running into the term “Automated Folksonomy tool”. To me, this is like “Fresh Frozen” or “Hand Made by a Robot”. The point of a “Folksonomy” is that there are people – real live human flesh and blood – adding terms which provide social value and content evaluation. Folksonomies aren’t about extracting metadata. Folksonomies are about people, who have similar social knowledge, judging content and adding metadata based on their personal assessment. The term “cool” or “gnarly” or “awesome hack” have social value that is not extractable by a bot crawling RSS feeds. If my friends in my social circle tag something as “cool” or “awesome” then I will want to look at that object. It is their judgement that I value and the tag is a way for them to share their judgement with others.

TagCloud may be “cool” or an “awesome hack” but please spare me on the automated folksonomy stuff. Automated Folksonomy is a pile of Fresh Frozen Hand Made by a Robot stuff.

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About jimphelps

Chair, ITANA Enterprise Architect, Sr. IT Architect; UW-Madison

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2 thoughts on “Search engine optimization and Online marketing: Wondeful RSS Tool- Tagcloud

  1. Yep, you aren’t the first person to point out the fact that “automated folksonomy” makes as much sense as “jumbo shrimp.” Lately I’ve been referring to what we do as “fauxsonomy.” TagCloud isn’t going to give you organic results like del.icio.us that are useful for recommendations, but we’ve seen lots of interesting results in other ways such as spotting trends in context and comparing groups of feeds. One of the goals of the project is to open up the analyzed feed data so others can use it in interesting ways.

    Posted by jhherren | January 9, 2006, 10:10 pm
  2. Really interesting article. The most important aspect in optimization is fresh and quality content which is simply loved by various search engines.

    RSS provide you a way to have new fresh links on your website every single day which helps you to gain good content every single day. RSS is not considered unethical, and it is something appreciated by Search Engines. RSS is nothing, but simple flow of information from one end to another.

    There is nothing wrong with adding RSS to your Blogs, Article website. If your blog/website is an interesting one, you will end up getting thousands of subscribers for your XML RSS .
    Having more and more back links towards your website will push your website to the top 1st Page on various search engines.

    Posted by SEO Company | May 10, 2006, 6:11 am
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