Jarrod Trainque has turned his blog into a tag based system.
Not all blogs are used for time or date sensitive information, some are simply used for knowledge storage and retrieval, in this instance chronological posts aren’t necessary, and discovery can be augmented by tags.
From the post:
“How to forego categories and date-based archives and turn your Wordpress-powered blog into a tag-based blogging system. Like del.icio.us, but a blog.”
Every post displays:
- Tags applied within the blog
(clicking one will take you to all posts with this tag)
- Related entries
- Tags applied elsewhere
(clicking on an icon will take you to Technorati tags, Flickr, del.icio.us, and Wikipedia
…there is also a tag cloud.
Tag-based blogs could lead to a social blog manager (like del.icio.us does for social bookmarking), although the blogs would have to have generic presentation…the homepage could be very similar to del.icio.us, with all tags on the sidebar and the latest blog entries in the body.
Instead of posts revolving around a link, they can be just text if they like, also every post needs to have a permalink at the user-level (something lacking in del.icio.us).
del.icio.us can be used with pasta, which means the bookmark doesn’t have to revolve a link, the link (space provided by pasta) can be just text…but there is still the issue of a permalink at the user level.
del.icio.us has a permalink for the general URL …Connotea, and Shadows and others (such as CommonTimes) have this (actually each URL has 2 different permalinks), but you can also thread comments for these two services-also noticed Digg has aggregated comments.
…but these comments are to the general URL of the bookmark, not exclusive to a users version of the bookmark
Furl actually has a permalink for each bookmark
But then Furl isn’t really set up as social as del.icio.us (it is social, but I think it’s more personal with some sharing aspects)
Tagsurf, Tagifieds, and Num Sum are very close to a tag based blog community as each post has a permalink at the user level; although these tools aren’t primarily social bookmark managers (Tagsuf is more forum/discussion based, Tagifieds is more bulletin board based, and Num Sum is for spreadsheets, lists, notes)…another blog like feature is that all posts allow comments.
But nonetheless imagine if a social bookmark manager allowed permalinks, comments, and a calendar (see Jots for a folksonomy with a calendar)….and even trackback.
A variation of del.icio.us could become like a tag-based link blog community, even though it already is this, there would be more emphasis on the blog aspect than there is presently)
…why, because it would be even more personalized and interactive at the personal level with more space for permalinks…leave comments to just one user on a specific post, also search the users date based archive, or by tag.
Personally I don’t think del.icio.us needs such a feature, but it would be good to trial such a system.
I guess what I’m talking about is the merging of a social bookmark manager (folksonomy) and a blog…where the content is aggregated on a homepage similar to a public RSS aggregator or a social bookmark manager, but you have your own user space within the system, your blog so to speak (although the theme format has to stay generic, so no sidebar fancies accept tags/categories/calendar)…and every bookmark has a permalink, allows comments, and maybe trackback (or at least you can do citation searches as you have permalinks).
Check out my other post, del.icio.us for: + pasta vs. Tagsurf
ADDED later: I just noticed that CiteUlike has a permalink for each bookmark at the user level
Random user - alisonruth…if you hover over a bookmark you will notice that, similar to Furl, it goes to a permalink page at the user level (not straight to the native website, like del.icio.us does)…see a bookmark within a users account.
…this is close to an environment of generic link blogs (with permalinks) incorporated into a folksonomy (at this level someone else can link to a specific post within the users account)
…it allows notes, so all it needs is comments, and trackback!