There seem to be two major camps in the blogging world, one that believes strongly in the value and utility of “tagging”, whether through a third-party service like De.licio.us or directly on a blog through applications like Technorati, and a separate camp that believes that the lack of standardization in the keywording / tagging community dooms it to inevitable failure and that it’s a waste of time and effort.
Figuring out which side is correct might well be something that can only be accomplished from a distance, however, and that distance might well be in time, not geography. But there are a few interesting data points that I’ve seen in the last few weeks…
Just about everyone who reads or writes for blogs has an opinion on this subject. What’s yours?