But what bothers me is that there may well be an ecology that evolves based on the link mojo in comments which we can't imagine but that would be important and wonderful and that will not develop if every comment has a tag telling search engines to ignore it. Like it or not search engines are now processors of our collective reality and fiddling with that requires some comtemplation.
The cream should rise to the top and the crap should sink to the bottom because of our collective voices. I applaud technorati for enabling this. Yeah technorati :) I deride the search and blogging companies for limiting it. Boo Search Engines and Blog Tools :(
There will always be people (spammers) using tools inappropriately for monetary gain. IMHO opinion there is a much bigger societal issue involved with these two new systems than eliminating spam which is mereley an annoyance.
To celebrate the fact that there will always be this struggle (and that the struggle is a good thing) and that technorati tags is a step in the direction of freedom for the little guys I am demonstrating how easy it is to USE the hell out of technorati tags:
Random Technorati Tags (no point here): tags folksonomy cars Jason Calacanis should get over Marqui viagra audi bmw go-go dancers valentines day flickr delicious whizspark upcoming.org evite cevent doodoo voodoo youdo that thing you do britney spears parishilton paris hilton video mercedes blue woman men kids aunt uncle weblogsinc corante gawker clayshirky lizlawley linksys router hp officejet garmin ipod nirvana Actualités, Algemeen, All, Allgemein, Allgemeines, Announcements, Apple, Art, Articles, Blog, Blogging, Blogs, Business, Computer, Computers, Computers, and, Internet, Computing, Culture, Current, Affairs, Current, events, DVD, Daily, Life, Default, Design, Diary, Education, English, Entertainment, Entretenimento, Entretenimiento, FF11, Family, Film, Food, Food, and, Drink, Friends, Fun, Funny, Gadgets, Game, Games, Gaming, Geek, General, Geral, Hardware, Health, Health, and, wellness, History, Home, Humor, Humour, In, The, News, Internet, Iraq, Journal, LIFE, Links, Linux, Love, Mac, Macintosh, Main, Main, Page, Marketing, Media, Misc, MobLog, Mobile, Movie, Movies, Music, Musings, Musique, My, Life, Música, News, News, and, politics, Office, Buildings, Other, PC, Passatempos, People, Personal, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Poetry, Political, Politics, Programming, Quotes, Ramblings, Random, thoughts, Rant, Rants, Religion, Reviews, School, Science, Security, Site, news, Sports, TV, Tech, Television, Travel, Uncategorized, Viagens, Web, Web/Tech, Weblog, Weblogs, Work, Writing, berlin, book, books, d'amour, daily, days, etc, events, hobbies, iPod, memo, miscellaneous, others, photo, random, software, stuff, technology, thoughts, wordpress
Some of you might call this spam. I call it freedom. Also I am sure that I won't be the first one to do this. The same people leaving comment spam will soon learn how to automatically post to blogger with technorati tag-laden entries to viagra shilling sites. So technorati better figure out how to understand it. (I am sure they can come up with something better than a "rel=nofollow" tag). And then maybe google will buy them and implement a smart system for eliminating spam instead of a dumb one.