Commercial tagging

November 15, 2005 | Leave a comment

Amazon is trialling tagging to enable users to find resources (in this case, items to buy) using a bottom-up ontology. You can view tags used by people you know, and automatic connections are made, Flickr cluster style, between tags that are commonly used together. From the screenshot above it’s clearly early days yet, but it’s nonetheless interesting how quickly all of this is becoming mainstream.

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