I have just tagged myself a SchMOe on MyblogLog
- Blogs are a form of social media
- I talk about optimizing blogs
- MyBlogLog says:-
Spam – If you think someone is spamming you, tag it out loud! Internally, we like to call a user who games the system a SchMOe (Social Media Optimizer). Tag anyone who spams you with the term schmoe. Picture_13 While they have the ability to delete the tag and never see it again, WE can see it internally. As their user account racks up the schoe tag, we’ll investigate their conversations and take appropriate action.
And what are the legal ramifications of allowing just anyone to publicly label another a spammer? Calling someone a spammer – or allowing them to be called one- could be a huge detriment to their reputation, and something they may wish to contest in a libel case.
At least Andy does understand tagging has benefits, as he also uses UTW.
I was serious about tagging myself
Come on guys, forget the theatrics, lets actually review the product and not worry about our personal ego.
Using Delicious For Tags
Fair enough, both owned by Yahoo, noone is ever going to take the right to use the tags away from MyBlogLog.
But Why Use Delicious Formatting?
For me tags have to have words split in some way, so you have
All pointing to a single page, but that page shouldn’t be
Search engines don’t pick up the individual words when they are joined in this way, and we have all seen domain names that are a little troublesome if the words in the domain are split in the wrong place.
Why Use Technorati?
Well unless this is the first signal that MyBlogLog intends to buy Technorati next week, they shouldn’t rely on Technorati for tags, even if they are paying them for the data.
Use Data From Feeds
- Feeds have categories
- Feeds have tags
- Feeds have labels
Different blogging platforms tend to do things slightly differently, but there are only so many you have to deal with.
MyBlogLog is already picking up RSS feeds, all they have to do is use the data.
I am excited that we are starting to get some new features, I just don’t like the implementation or think they are really going far enough.