Its what all the cool bloggers are doing, or in fact what is be coming more prominent; to expose the meta data about a piece of information to the viewer. Wordle.net offers a tag-cloud of your rss content. Is this actually valuable to a reader?
Looking at this I have recently talked about pvp, time, and search a lot. But that is strange, and a slight misrepresentation. What would be ever cooler (geekier) is the same cloud to swirl and adapt based upon a time slider of the content by week. And then to aggregate the terms across the entire range, not just what was recently in the RSS feed.
This does add cool factor to the geeky types and digital bibliophiles, but I’m not sure it adds value to the average internet browser. Between the Tags, Categories, and the strange titles I think users have enough.
If you’re keen check out Wordle.net, and let me know how that silly name is supposed to be pronounced (stupid web 2.0 names).
Update 2nd Sep – Zupa has taken it to the next level (clever fellow), by adding a weekly wordle to the blog.
Update 18 Sep – What I really like about the Wordle tool is the colour selections you can make. Such a contrast.
And another on 29 Oct.
Then another now that we’re in March 2010.
And now one that we’re crusing through April, a year on from the last one.