A little house cleaning

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”.

About GorT

GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.

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