hashtags need to be able to be grouped somehow. example: and should be able to exist as a collection.

@wakest what we found at technorati with post tagging is that tag co-occurrence was quite good at implying groups.

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@KevinMarks but what if your trying to do the opposite. Bring groups together. Not everyone knows or uses the same tag structure. It seems obvious to people that and should link to the same thing but doesn’t seem obvious that and be completely separate.

@wakest it's a weird thing where the spammy people who put every permutation in the tags on their posts are doing a service for the collective ontology.

@KevinMarks I’ve never thought about it like that, sort of a genius answer.

@wakest we had a weird moment with technorati where we delisted a bunch of spam blogs and our "related tag" suggestions got noticeably worse

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