Tagging. The coin of the web 2.0 realm. Every user controls the tagging and cataloging the posts, blogs and sites you find on the web and organize them for your use and for the use of other web citizens. Tagging was used in the 23 things in flickr, used here in Technorati (a blog search engine) and Del.icio.us (a social bookmarking site) and you use tagging in many different places on the web. You also have to join these sites to access your information and let others access your tags.
Technorati and Del.icio.us to me serve two different purposes. Technorati is more for finding blogs that have posts of interest to you and del.icio.us is more to share the things you like with others. Technorati also has a fave system to increase a blogs “authority” (really how many times a blog is quoted by other blogs.) Right now I am up to “14” authority points on Technorati, and can get more if you link to my blog…hint hint. Or if you click the chicklet to the right to fave me in Technorati.
Del.icio.us is a tagged version of (available from anywhere) bookmarks that you can also share with others. It is a helpful tool especially for those who, like me jump from site or blog or site or blog, so you can remember where you were and what you looked at two days or weeks ago.
I love these tools for making the web easier to access for more people.