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msilverstar

Fandom TAGS can cross time and virtual space!

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Dec. 18th, 2010 | 12:57 am

So the "sunset" of delicious shows that our fannish community homes are more fragile than we thought. People are starting to address this with technology, planning to make fandom-oriented social bookmarking services. But there's a way we can make our bookmarks themselves do half the work.

My suggestion: Fandom Tags! If we can all use the a few standard labels, we can find each other on other systems.

I propose Fandom for pretty much everything fannish, then get more specific: LotRiPS, Star Trek TOS, The Last Airbender, Girl Genius, Merlin x HP crossovers, Wrestling, Bandom... . There's another facet, which is the kind of fanwork, so adding tags like fanfiction, fanart, fanvid, fan-music, fandom meta, even something like fan-larps...

Adding a couple of tags to every fannish post or bookmark is a bit annoying, but it will be worth it!

BTW I'm slightly obsessed with a tetris-clone called torus, and play it waaay too much. Sorry for so much radio silence. And now to bed.

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itstonedme

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from: itstonedme
date: Dec. 18th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
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Fandom tags seem sort of simplistically eureka!, now that you've brought the idea to our attention. Considering what a lousy tagger I am, maybe this will form my habit.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Dec. 19th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
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FANDOM! (I'm going to use all caps!)

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oh my sweet carolina, what compels me to go?

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from: yourealwaysmine
date: Dec. 18th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
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i like the idea of a fandom tag. i'm trying to back everything up on diigo.com, in case delicious does go down.




















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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Dec. 19th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
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Good, I want to find your bookmarks and let everyone else find them too.

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