Tagging + Online Games: Search that Actually Works!

We’re mostly in the “tagging sucks” camp here at SEW, not because we’re opposed to metadata (we’re not), but rather because the benefits offered by tags are obliterated by spammers or idiots who misuse them. So far, the examples of tagging we’ve seen are underwhelming, often characterized by poor search.

But in the right circumstances, tagging can be a powerful tool that actually works the way that proponents say it should. I’ve found a site where tagging seems to deliver on its promise, and have more about it in today’s SearchDay article, Where Tagging Works: Searching for a Good Game.

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