Blake Snow

writer-for-hire, content guy, bestselling author

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The “Web 2.0” Delicious tag is worthless

I am a heavy Delicious bookmarker and earnestly try to tag my sites in an organized and reusable manner. However, I can’t tell you how many sites I go to bookmark and “Web 2.0” finds itself as a popular tag because other Delicious users have marked the site as “Web 2.0.” It could be a dog site, a forum, an email client, whatever, and people will inevitably tag ANY website as Web 2.0 rendering the inherent value of the tag useless. In most cases, it’s the same as tagging all your bookmarks with “www” or “online.” Granted, I tag selective case studies of “web 2.0” sites for my personal use, but I’m amazed how most seem to tag everything under the sun as Web 2.0.