This might be pulling back the curtain when our regular readers don’t really care, but apparently we’ve hit a limit on the number of unique tags (see the bottom of the posts) for our site. The Czar dismissively waved his hand and it looks like I’m the first with the broom and dustpan (the rest have scattered avoiding any eye contact — maybe out of fear of the laser eyes). We apologize in advance if we kill one of your favorite tags (send an email and register your complaint with our service desk).
On a side note, I was reading an interesting article recently about the explosion of social media (Facebook, MySpace, blogs) along with cloud computing and the result has been the ability for lots of data being generated and stored, but very little data being extracted. As I was cleaning up our tags (about 2100 unique ones), I was curious as to which of your Gormogons used them. Unfortunately, while this data exists, it’s not readily extractable from the site. This is a problem that many industries face. You might hear terms like “metadata” or “meta-tags”. These are terms for the ancillary data that describes the real data – examples could be the author, the date it was created, the subject matter, etc.
For those curious, I was able to pull out some statistics. The number one tag is “President Obama” which was used on over 200 posts, followed be “Russia” and “Iran”.