TagLines is an automated folksonomy using keyword extraction as tag labels as opposed to a human labelling (not sure if this is a folksonomy or just a tag cloud of computer generated keywords in an attempt to describe the aboutness of an item).
It’s just like a creation of your own personalised version of Yahoo! News Tag Soup, the difference is that you choose the feeds.
The creator of this website has made 4 categories, so far: Technology, News, Popular Culture, All (these represent 4 different tag clouds)
When you choose a category the source of the content (the RSS feeds) are displayed on the right sidebar.
All the content from these feeds are given computer generated tags and are presented in the tag cloud…each tag also has a number denoting quantity new items.
Clicking on a tag will bring up a box, to see the content click on the owners name “Shanahan’s Tags”, then this will bring up another box showing the content within the tag that you have chosen from the tag cloud.
Each item has the title, source and a excerpt, and also the RSS feed of the source (also available on the sidebar).
Now I’m just not to sure how this is different from making your own at TagCloud…I mean you can submit a few RSS feeds (the content of your tag cloud) and the tags generate themselves, when you click on a tag you can view the items…you can also put some code to incorporate your tag cloud on the side of your blog.
The difference with Shanahan’s experiment, is that when you click on a tag the browser stays put and results are delivered in a box.
Also before results are delivered you have another choice before viewing the results…ie when you click on a tag the first box that has the link “Shanahan’s Tags” also has a choice of other links, “Flickr Photos, Images, Movies, News, the Web”…I’m not sure where the content for these comes from, but I like the idea of the computer generating a tag for content from different formats or sources: News, Images, Web, etc…
…and I also like that you can create multiple tag clouds by having categories, in this example, “Technology, News, Popular Culture, All.”
Here’s the official explanation.