Ruled by tags

Tags, tags and tags. You will never hear the end of them. They are going to rule the globe. Yes, very soon.

TechnoratiIf you are a blogger, you might have come across the highly innovative Technorati, which “is a real-time search engine that keeps track of what is going on in the blogosphere – the world of weblogs”. Technorati does the tracking by employing the new buzzword “tag” which simply denotes the logic of categorizing various chunks of content. Put the other way, a tag is a simple category name. People can categorize their posts, photos, and links with any tag that makes sense. Content put in by different people under the same tag are aggregated, thus trying to achieve a highly structured taxonomy of the web. That will be the ultimate nirvana of the Cyberland, or, Cyber Brahma, to be precise 🙂

The use of tags is now all pervasive on the web. The photos that come from Flickr and Buzznet, two online photo sharing communities and the links that come from web-based bookmark services Delicious and Furl can carry category tags. Then you can join the Tagnorati Utopia, and get globally read.

If you think the tag magic stops with the virtual world, then you are not having an ear to the ground. Yoohoo, Rip Van Winkle, here is a fellow tag-holder 🙂

RobotYes, RFID-guided robots are poised to rule the world. How? By the use of tiny RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) tags embedded into humans and things used by humans. If you can read Thamizh (Tamil), you an get an overview of RFID by reading my blog post here. Otherwise read this story in CNet’s, which prophesies the ultimate robotic take over! But right now they are busy tagging the frolicking children, the grazing cattle, the moving merchandize and a host of other tasks. They also tend to give the professional kidnappers a run for their money by making all glitterati wear a RFID thus making them easily trackable!

May be the future foetuses will grow with an embedded RFID tag each. That will usher in a fully tagged world!

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