Archive for the 'Tags' Category

My 2007 dictionary: The year in words

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Straight from the tag cloud: Stuff I added to my dictionary in 2007 (in reverse chronological order).

So many words, so little time…

I'm spending too much time reading blogs and stuff

Monday, February 19th, 2007

I’m spending too much time reading all kinds of blogs, following certain keywords, trying to keep up with some of the interesting conversations that are going on all across the internet. It’s browsing the 800+ feeds in my feedreader (only 10 percent of which I actually read on a regular basis), picking the items that seem worth reading, then reading, then maybe bookmarking, or downloading any documents that may be referenced, and reading those, or otherwise processing all this information etc.

Problem is, it takes way too much time out of my day. It’s been bugging me for quite some time now, too. I guess I have to either set strict time limits or find better filters.

Got bookmarks?

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

No shortage of services these days: Everything 2.0 brings you Bookmark 2.0 - Consolidated

This is one of the most crowded categories, but it’s not onedimensional at all. Many bookmarking concepts cross over to or have symptoms of e.g. link bank concepts, notepad concepts and NEWS 2.0 concepts:

Naturally, I’ve tagged this post.

US Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

This is cool: US Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud

Via: Digg

My tagroll

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Finally, my tagroll is available on my blog. Roll your own here.

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

First time on that I have tagged… a page:

Looks like a very smart way for a company to provide their customers with useful information.

Via Agenturblog: Adobe nutzt

Qype beta

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Qype, a Hamburg, Germany-based startup, launched their beta phase a few days ago. Qype offers a community-based approach to local search and is currently available in German only.

I got in at number 296 and was handed a pretty good first impression.

Sign-up was easy. I was instantly able to leave a recommendation for two of my favorite places in Cologne, Germany (one is a movie theater that shows original language versions, the other is an outstanding Arabic food joint). The system had both places/businesses already listed with their name and address. All I had to do was to simply rate them on a scale from one to five, add a few tags and leave a brief description/comment. I then browsed the member directory and connected with a few people I know. Searching via tags already seems to deliver meaningful results (e.g. restaurant tips). Finally, I updated my profile. My activities today have earned me my first four points on Qype. I now rank at number 78 out of… 297 (someone else must have joined just now).

Judging from the majority of tags that have been collected so far, food is on people’s minds these days (as seen by these tags for the city of Cologne, Germany):

1.FC Aachner Antipasti arabisch asiatisch Bar Braunsfeld Brunch bude Bücher Burger Busienss business Cafe Chianti Comics Currywurst dem Design Designhotel Dinner ehrenfeld Einkaufen Essen Event falafel FC film Fisch Fisch- Fleischgerichte foto Fotofachgeschäft Fotografie Fotos frikadellen frühstück garni gemütlich gute Handel Hip Hotel Imbiss Italiener italienisch italienisches Japan japanisch Kaffee kaufen Kino Kneipe köln Köln-Braunsfeld Kölsch Kuchen Küche kwartier latäng lecker lichtspielhaus Limone Live Lunch Maarweg maki mittagessen Mittagsküche momotaro Musik nach Nudeln OmU originalversion OV party pizza Pommes premium programmkino Projekte Relaxen Restaurant retro romantisch sake Sandwiches schaschlik Schnitzel shawarma spagetti Spezilaitäten Sports strasse Südländische Superhelden surimi sushi szene tempura Tiramisu trinken Übernachtung und US-Comics venloer Webdesign Wein Weine wiener wifi wlan Zentral

The Qype team is doing a very good job telling their story via their blog. Looks like these guys know what they’re doing. At least we know they have the ability to listen to good advice.

Some further comments over at Christian’s blog: Qype - Another Contender in the Local Review Market.

Valerie has a few infos on funding: Qype and Wikio receive early stage attention.

Audio tagging

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

I want to tell my radio when I hear something I like, say, a song. I want to assign tags. I want these tagged items to find their way to an online library where I can then browse, compare, discover, add, share with others. I probably want to listen to some of these songs again. I might even buy them for all I care. Same goes for podcasts. I want to tell my computer…

The Year in Tags

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Gene Smith gives a quick rundown on The Year in Tags.

Yahoo! has acquired

Friday, December 9th, 2005

For once, the rumors were true. Techcrunch has the scoop: Yalicious? - Yahoo Acquires

Flickr,, … who’s next on Yahoo!’s list?