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I really wish tags on things were easily searchable across the web and across platforms. Maybe following some sort of web standard.

@drb There's a W3C standard, just no one implements it.

It's called SKOS.

@alcinnz that's really too bad. Right now it is so hard to track a tag across various platforms. There are a few of those aggregating feed services but then they only work for the specific platforms that they integrate.

@drb Yes it is.

Perhaps one reason it hasn't taken off is that there's a lot of complexity in making sure the tags different sites use map over cleanly. That's what SKOS tackles.

And yes, it is sad how the standards aiding whizz-bang fancy UIs are taking precedence over those that actually extended what can be achieved with the web.

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