Tags seem to scale better when the domain of the social bookmarking network is within a more controlled environment…ie. you can moreso trust the contributors tagging style to conform with the domains style..and overtime eventually create a communal
controlled monitored vocabularly (I alluded to this here.) CiteULike groups seem to have developed a space where people can join groups to add and share tags within the network.
I’d like to see an analysis of this over time to see how better (I’m assuming there would be more consistency) the vocabularly scales when the community is limited to people with similar interests over an open version of share all tag all community.
Would these groups have meetings on the quality of current tags used and clean up the tag index (list of tags) every month or so..?
Over time would these tags still be listed alphabetical or would they be organised differently?… (taxonomy maybe…even if this were so, the important element here is that the tags are still user defined.