|Yesterday I had another person comment to me that tags looked too like Meta keywords in html pages, and that we'd pretty much discarded those because they got spammed to death. So far with flickr and del.icio.us there's very little incentive to tag spam and so we haven't seen much of it. But the moment that money is involved you can bet that somebody will think it's clever to swamp a tag system with every keyword they can think of.|
Imagine for a moment that Craigslist discards it's broken sucky category system and switches to a folksonomy. If I have an iPod to sell in London, it would make sense to me to add tags to my enry so that it appeared in every tag search a potential buyer might use. This will quickly degenerate in an escalating war of tag placement and destroy the folksonomy. So the list developer will have to put some feedback loops and limits in.
What we need is some positive social feedback loops that denegrate bad tagging and reward good tagging. Ideas?
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[ 01-Mar-05 8:48am ] [ folksonomy , spam , tag ]