Tuesday, December 13, 2005


I've been working with social networking services like del.icio.us and Flickr for a few months now and have wondered how to apply it to my job. I came up with the idea of TagSwarming a web site, where volunteers give up a few minutes while online to categorize a web collection. The concept can be applied to any web site, but we are using our collection of 15th-20th century botanical illustrations as the initial testing ground. Read more about TagSwarming, and see the results in action.


At 5:00 PM, Leslie said...

Hey Chris,
I just dropped by to check out your site and saw this blog about tagswarming, now as you know I am the other person, beside you, who has been adding all the tags to our site! I would love to see others start adding tags; it would be great to see some new ideas about categories etc.

I am hoping that people with backgrounds in fields like horticulture, printmaking, cooking etc., might join in and add their perspective as to the value of the plants and the artwork.


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