Om Malik talks about sending traffic to technorati by adding tags to his site. While I’m not sure about using a program like Ecto, the tags here on my site don’t send any traffic to Technorati and still show up in there searches. While I link to a page that shows everything within that tag on my page, the help page at Technorati shows examples of using it as part of a normal link.
With the advancement of tags (and here and here), I’ve been thinking about new ways to use them. The best use I have thought about came about through Dave and my quest to sort our Mp3’s into a meaningful mess. Tags could easily solve the majority of our genre woes.
I have thought about using them in the grouping or comment section id3 tag and then by using smart playlists and the “contains” rule I can create the playlist I want. The problem starts when you want to edit the tag, you can’t mass edit the tags if there is something already in them, it erases the tag.
The simplest problems can always be the hardest to fix.