Reading Louis Rosenfeld’s Bloug
“Now there must be some sort of counter-counter-movement afoot: people who’ve experimented with classification schemes, and were disappointed to find that, yet again, there was no silver bullet to be found, just as with search engines.”
Reality just keeps letting people down.
I read the original post that set Lou off, and they both have some merits. Doug is talking about bloggers using metadata, and I have to say, that’s like writing the names of the people on in the photo on the back of your snapshots– good idea observed in the exception rather than the practice.
Although making a shared vocabulary in the form of a catagory base might be interesting (in blog tools that use categories, such as MT), especially if this vocabulary was shared across some sort of site network…. with a thesuarus to catch stragglers?
Maybe a solution is a hybrid?