Tag Your Events!

I’m now reading David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous, and I just came across a passage that made me LOL.

Indeed, it’s becoming common at technical conferences for the organizers to recommend the attendees tag their conference-related blog posts, photos, and online articles with a tag specific to that conference — “etech2006” or “poptech07” — so they can all easily be found by using tag search sites such as Technorati.com.

This is exactly what I’ve been telling Philippine event organizers to do in this fiesta-happy nation of bloggers. Every time I do, they look at me like I’m insane. One even accused me of sabotaging their site’s security, apparently confusing spam-vulnerable tagboards with tags. Another accused me of facilitating massive copyright infringement through tag streams, as if they were selling content instead of events.

Well, now it’s in a book available on dead trees in Philippine brick-and-mortar bookstores. Filipino event runners, most of whom have been taught since youth to know nothing but what’s written verbatim in dead-tree textbooks, should be able to appreciate that. I am officially not insane here.

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2 Comments on “Tag Your Events!”
  1. Marcelle says:

    While we don’t always see eye to eye, Mike, I agree with you on this one. Tagging properly shouldn’t be overlooked.

  2. Hi there! I see that you will be attending the second Taste Asia event tomorrow. Hope to see you there! Happy blogging!

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