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Syndic8 Feed Tagging

Sites such as del.icio.us and FlickR pioneered the concept of tags, or user-assigned labeling and categorization information. This has come to be known as a folksonomy.

After a couple of days of hard work, I am pleased to announce that Syndic8 now has a feed tagging system. Any logged-in user can add their own tags to a feed using a form in the top-left corner of each and every feed info page:

Before Tagging

The tags for each feed are shown in the top-left corner of the feed’s info page. Here are the tags for feed 130801:

Clicking on any tag name will display a list of all feeds with that tag, for example ‘cricket‘:

There’s also a way to see all of the tags, on the new tag list page:

The existing XML-RPC API will be extended to provide full read-write tag functionality. Already, any function which returns feed info now includes the list of tags assigned to the feed (if the “Tags” pseudo-field is specified). A lot more is coming.,