Two Cool Things from Gordon: Freetag & a Post

Freetag is a PHP folksonomy-building tool. The post is insightful.

Gordon over at ponders why he is so willing to give personal information to sites like and 43things without much thought to his own privacy. It’s a short, but interesting read.

I found Gordon’s web site because he is doing some very cool work: he’s the creator of Freetag, a set of PHP scripts for setting up a folksonomy on your web site. Yes, you read that right. A folksonomy. I’m hoping with tools like this we’ll be able to soon find out how useful folksonomies are outside of the cool ecosystems that popularized them, such as Flickr.

Published: April 30th, 2005