Comments: Tagging/Meta Voyeurism

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While I'm not sure about the asymetrical distribution of information occurring because of tagging (isn't it just a different kind of information) your point on striation did ring true with me. Not so much because some people are getting less information or more but because the value of unique terms is increasing. Already an easy way to get something on Google is to coin a term. Have that term tagged, get people talking about it on multiple blogs and you have yourself a little secret portion of the internet. I feel like Ajax is a great example of this. I named my own blog banapana for precisely that reason. It's a nonsense word and one therefore that is easy to track on sites like del.icio.us, technorati and google. Once the fracturing of vocabulary in such a fashion becomes common sense is it possible that we could end up with a glut of nonsense terms?

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