This is a big day – Technorati goes live with its tagging system.
It’s a beautiful idea: combine del.icio.us and Flickr tags with blog categories to create a folksonomy on another level again to anything we’ve seen before. Even if your blogging software doesn’t support categories, you can still use an href tag with a rel=tag element in it to make sure your post is tagged within Technorati.
As Simon W points out here, it’s always going to have unlooked for and occasionally odd results, but I challenge anyone, anywhere, to better this page as an overview of what the world is thinking of Apple right now. Yes, when I looked the top story was out of date, and yes it’s ludicrously random, but really, at the end of the day, does any of that matter more than the fact that it exists at all?
And here’s a thought – how would Technorati respond if Guardian Unlimited added the tag hrefs to the end of all their stories?