KILKENNY -- After one week where I've let tags educate me, I've some conclusions about my corners of this collaborative knowledge garden:
- I've learned more from tagged iPod references than from any other source.
- I don't think any of my daily reads in the worldlive web are tagging--but most of them have publishing categories and that's helpful.
- In my corner of the worldlive web, Flickr and Amazon tags are the most diverse.
- You can find the bottom of the blogosphere's C-List quite quickly by clicking through Technorati's blogs tag. I like the random effect of surfing that I get when snapping through tagged content. There's an honesty of information that seems to come through in content that's tagged. It's as though an editor has vetted the writing and has affirmed that it fits. Occasionally, I follow a tagged reference to a blog and find integrity, intelligence and humour. And that makes the daily rounds more enjoyable.
- You get better paying Google AdSense includes when you tag with technical concepts like GIS except when your page is flooded with tag references--then you're just more noise than AdSense thinks you're worth. It's interesting to note that you can be paid by Google by intelligently tagging your posts. I've signed an agreement with Google that prohibits me from disclosing how this works. I cannot confirm that I've doubled my weekly earnings through AdSense by tagging my contents. I would strongly advise technical writers like Liam Noonan to start using Technorati tags because it's a sweet spot for occasional bloggers.
[gratuitous tag: GIS real tag: taxonomies]
Home networks. Wi-Fi has gained a slight edge over Ethernet cables in home networks. The survey, by research firms Parks Associates, found that 52 percent of U.S. households with a home network were using wireless technology, compared with 50 percent for Ethernet and about 5 percent for power line networking via electrical wires. The numbers don't add up to 100 because some homes use a combination of technologies. [tag: wifi]
Bush the Invader. Irish historians have discovered that George Bush is a descendant of Strongbow, the power-hungry warlord who led the Norman invasion of Ireland thus heralding 800 years of mutual misery. [tag: geneology]
Film Review. Heather James points to Million Dollar Irish stereotypes in Clint Eastwood's latest release. [tag: cinema]
Single Parenthood. Brenda Power thinks single moms need to know they're not on a ticket to an easy life of benefits. Power proposes a "hard-hitting education campaign spelling out the realities of teenage parenthood and the breadth of disadvantages to all concerned".
Our Media. JD Lasica's first video post to Ourmedia worked. This is a big deal. [tag: ourmedia]
Found. An estimated 11,300 laptop computers, 31,400 handheld computers and 200,000 mobile telephones were left in taxis around the world during the last six months, a survey by Pointsec discoverd. The survey of some 1,000 taxi drivers said that passengers had lost three times more handheld computers in the second half of 2004 than in 2001, when Pointsec first carried out the research. [tag: found]
Vigeland by Jim Gleeson via Ian Bertam.
CNN -- "Survey: Thousands leave laptops, mobiles in cabs"
David Becker -- "Wi-Fi takes over in homes"
Brenda Power -- "Single parenthood cannot be the easy option" in The Sunday Times, January 30, 2005.
OurMedia -- "an initiative devoted to creating and sharing works of personal media"