Thought I’d have a another go at TagSurf…gee this is hard to understand, hardly any documentation, but I managed to work out the main features…this is really an innnovative system, it should really be talked up a great deal more.
Tagsurf could easily be a tag-based blog (note/text) folksonomy, but it actually goes beyond this, as the users personal space is part of a forum environment…if this was stripped back a little you could have a multi-blog folksonomy system.
How it works
This is a forum based folksonomy where every user has a personal space where they can make posts (which have permalinks), and they can also reply to other users posts (these also have permalinks).
The reason each comment is a permalink and can also be tagged is that a comment is considered the same thing as a post, they are both seen as published contributions.
So when you look at your user page there is a reverse date chronological order of a mix of posts, and comments (you have made on other user posts or even replying to your own posts), and each entry (post or comment) is organised with the tag/s you applied.
NOTE: if you don’t enter your own tags when replying to someone’s post, it will default to the tags that person used for their post, so when you go back to your account you will maybe have some new tags added to your tag list.
Now if someone else comments on one of your posts, this should show up in the thread of the post, and not on your front page…with some of my comments I have actually commented on my own posts, so that’s why they are showing up on the front page.
So if you click on the Title or the Thread link in one of your posts you will see the thread (comments) to your post
…the post also has its own permalink, and so does every reply/comment on that post…here is the permalink of the 3rd comment I made on my own post.
If you click on the Title or Thread link of a comment you made (re:) on someone’s post or on your own post, you will see the thread (comments) to that persons post…this reply you made on someone elses post has it’s own permalink
In your user account each item has a link called My Tags, when you save a new tag for that post, it is wrapped in brackets next to the other tags within that post…why the brackets, and also why isn’t listed in your tag list?
To edit tags in each post you need to use the edit link, so what is this My Tags link?
In your user account each post has a (+ -) link, meaning trust up, or trust down…not sure what this means as the server started to fault (My Trust List)…must be a rating system.
If someone leaves a comment/reply on your post it goes in your Message Queue, as well as appearing in the thread of that post.
Each public tag has an RSS feed
Each user account has an RSS feed
Each users tag has an RSS feed
Each Thread has an RSS feed
…all these can be managed in the My Watches section.
Also has trackbacks for every post, and for every comment.
If you tag an entry (a post or a comment/reply) with an email or a usersID it will be sent to that person’s email queue, or if they are not a member of TagSurf it will act as an invite
…I wonder if this is where the del.icio.us:for idea was discovered.
You can also tag entries with a URL as the tag, but they don’t appear in the tag list, they appear at the bottom of the post as a reference…this is an alternative to embedding the link(s) in the post
…this is a good idea because in Tagsurf clicking on a Title of an item goes to the permalink within Tagsurf and does not launch to the native site as in del.icio.us…see this entry.
My Custom Views???
2 bookmarklets are available, one to bookmark a page, the other to check if the page has been marked already by someone in Tagsurf.