cross-site promotion, are you on metafilter?

Me and the nice people from MetaFilter are starting an ambitious back-tagging project where a team of volunteers will be adding tags to the 42,000 posts that were on the website before we added the tagging functionality. We’re hoping that this will make it easier to track down double-posts and related posts and make browsing the site via tags a little more thorough. I envy sites like Flickr that have had tags since the beginning, doing it this way is hard and not at all optimal. In any case, if you have a MetaFilter login and would like to do a little volunteer tagging, please drop me an email or (preferably) an IM with your usernumber and I can get you set up.

hive mind and libraries

The Hive Mind: Folksonomies and User-Based Tagging. A pretty impressive first post by a reference librarian. Make sure you read down to the “libraries that tag” part of this essay. Bruce Sterling says “pretty bold word s coming from a librarian.” Huh?