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Sat, 05 Mar 2005 17:12:43 GMT
Do Tags Work?

Tim Bray: I was sitting up and got pinged by Dave Sifry about Technorati’s new related-tags feature; Technorati thinks that Baseball is related to Sports, MLB, Football, Basketball, Natural Philosophy (gotta love that), and tickets.

Randy: This sentence got me thinking about how wrong tagging is. Look at the MLB link in Tim's post. It points to http://www.technorati.com/tag/MLB. This is breaking the Web. Technorati is not the authority on MLB. The tag should be MLB. It must point to http://mlb.com. It must recognize the proper authority. Otherwise, the entire authority link structure of the Web breaks. You wanna find out whose talking about MLB, then just do a Technorati search on the domain; http://www.technorati.com/cosmos/search.html?rank=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmlb.com.

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