Boston Restaurant Blog -- July, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
As the so-called Web 2.0 continues to get a further foothold in sites of all kinds across the Internet, Boston's Hidden Restaurants has slowly but surely gotten into some of the features that make up this next stage of the Web. RSS feeds, tag clouds of popular search queries, and blog entries with comment capability are just three areas that this site is now featuring. And this last item--blog entries--will soon have an added feature that should make it much easier for viewers to find what they need. This feature involves tags.
So what are blog tags, anyways? Well, they are clickable labels given to a blog entry that allow readers to find other blog entries that are related in some way. For instance, if there is a tag at the bottom of a blog entry titled 'Vermont restaurants,' when the user clicks this link, he or she will come to a page showing links to all blog entries related to restaurants in Vermont. Of course, some tags might have only one or two entries, while others could have fifty or more.
The tags that we have in our blog are colored green, and are part of a line with the header "Related Blog Entries." Also, the tag system used on our site is a bit different from the more complex ones used in such sites as Technorati, Flickr, or Wikipedia, but it does work in a similar fashion. By the way, our latest blog entries do get listed in Technorati, so be on the lookout for them if you are on that site!
We are just starting to add tags to the many blog entries on Boston's Hidden Restaurants, so it will be awhile before this transition is complete. But if you would like to see some tags that we have already added, go to our July and August 2005 restaurant blog page. The entries on this page have tags at the bottom of each.
We believe that this new feature should help make our restaurant blog much more easy to navigate and more enjoyable to our readers. Please let us know if you have any questions about tags; we will try to answer any and all your questions about this exciting new blog feature!
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