Current tag searching (blogs and social bookmarks)
tagbert is a tag engine similar to Tag Central, only it also includes content from blog categories.
The results are grouped in boxes from the services they are coming from, so it is a meta-tag engine but the results aren’t mixed in the main body.
Similar but more robust is Technorati Tags, this only lists content from blog categories in the main body, and content from bookmark services are listed on the sidebar…IceRocket Tags only has blogosphere content which is listed in the main body.
The tagosphere is made up of:
- blog categories
- tags from social bookmark services
- Blogosphere category engine (we already have Technorati Tags, and IceRocket Tags)
- Meta-Social Bookmark engine (Technorati could have a seperate service that aggregates tags from several social bookmark systems, and show the results in the main body, as it does for the blogosphere)
- Tagosphere engine (combination of both)
Next we need full-text search within a meta-social bookmark engine, this is what the dearly departed Gataga was trying to facilitate…Zniff does this for the Spurl social bookmarking service…but we need a meta-search service.
This is already a reality with the blogoshere…if we want to search the full-text within Technorati Tags (blogosphere categories), well then this is like searching from the standard Technorati screen…searching the blogosphere part of the web (and some news…can’t remember if they separate blog content from the main engine like Feedster does with blogs).
The human indexed-web:
Blogosphere full-text search (Technorati)
Blogosphere tags search (Technorati Tags)
Social bookmarks full-text search (there isn’t one)
Social book marks tags search (tagbert, Tagcentral, Technorati Tags [kind of]…although none of these present mixed results in the main body)
A combination of both.