Is Social Tagging becoming a silent movement ?

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Tagging has become one of the most essential and popular “to do’s” in the Web 2.0 environment. It’s almost impossible to use Twitter without tagging your followers or other Twitter users. Tagging also helps you increase your followers on Twitter and helps your tweets go viral. By using hastags effectively on Twitter you can to share your thoughts with your Twitter followers.

Tagging is also one of the most popular features on Facebook that gives you the ability to identify and reference friends in photos, videos and notes. Today Facebook introduced tagging in the status update feature. You can tag your friends and other Facebook profiles in your status update.

Now your Facebook status would look like a Twitter status update.

“Coffee with @ZK @Starbucks”
“Just Tweeted a Web Marketing post by @WebTrafficROI”

Facebook adds tags to status

This is a great way to let your social network know what you are doing and talking about.

Facebook status tagging works in a similar way like the Twitter tagging ( Facebook recently announced a direct integration with Twitter ) when you write a status update on Facebook and want to add a friend’s name to something you are posting, just include the “@” symbol.

As you type the name of what you would like to reference, a drop down menu will appear that allows you to choose from your list of friends and other connections, including groups, events, applications and pages. You will soon be able to tag friends from applications and pages. The “@” symbol will not appear in your published status or post after you’ve added your tags.

Friends and references you tag in your Facebook status will be sent a notification and a wall post linking them to your post. Your friends have an option to remove tags from your post. Facebook hopes that you can share your thoughts with your network in a more meaningful and engaging manner.

With social networking and Web 2.0 sites modeling on tag based applications, is social tagging becoming a silent movement ?

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  • Wolfgang September 10, 2009, 11:07 pm

    I believe so, yes. Tagging had been a silent movement among social network nowadays. Every day, more and more members are hooked into it. Let us say one of the newest craze in town.

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    You have suggested such a nice way to interact with the friends in more efficient way.

  • Seaward September 11, 2009, 12:57 am

    Wolfgang @ yes you have said right my friend.

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    Yeah… even its a silent revolution as well..which is giving a very high sudden position boost to the particulars..

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  • Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach September 11, 2009, 3:39 am

    Newest craze indeed! I personally would feel pretty uncomfortable telling the world where I was all the time, so I don’t indulge in it yet.
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    How to tag in twitter.I am new at twitter and it is already impossible for me to keep up to date with the people i am following.I think i have to do some Gsearch regarding this social tags.
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  • Web Developer September 11, 2009, 11:41 am

    Facebook seems to be copying Twitter related features, to me Twitter is inoovative and on the cutting edge of Web 2.0
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    • ZK@Web Marketing Blog September 11, 2009, 12:57 pm

      Twitter is a great concept in a very short time they’ve achieved critical mass, Facebook has no other way but to lift Twitter features to grow big and engage its users.
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  • Will September 11, 2009, 7:11 pm

    Twitter is going to grow much more if events so far are anything to go by. It could also fall flat on its face when the next thing comes along however.

  • Gail September 12, 2009, 4:03 am

    Thanks for the great post, you made some valid points and I like what you said about the tagging its really cool. Have been doing it for a while now but its good to get a reminder. Thanks for sharing. great to read all the comments as well.
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    Twitter is popular because it is the latest one. People will shift to next buzz when it comes.

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    No wonder Twitter has become an online revolutionary way webmasters and business owners are using to reach out for new markets and audiences.

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    Twitter has grown so quick and rapidly, its good to see Facebook embracing Twitter and implementing integration with Twitter.

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    Great for the social networker, but could be over exposing to individuals.

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    Yes, Social Tagging is also one of the most popular features on Facebook because its give us the ability to identify our friends in photos, videos etc. etc…

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    People will shift to next buzz when it comes. Twitter is new so people are enjoying it.

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    I hadn’t noticed facebook added the tagging feature. That is awesome. It does seem as though social tagging is definitely becoming a movement.
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    Twitter has grown so quick and rapidly, its good to see Facebook embracing.

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    The funny thing is facebook is attacking sites with similiar functions… I don’t know but twitter is still my favorite. Especially as long as there are no ads 🙂
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    This is common to social networking. Tagging will help anyone to connect with other friends or meet new friends. That’s why it was called networking.

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    Even before Facebook implemented the feature, you already have it here in your blog through the KeywordLuv plugin. Hehe

    Seriously, people who leave comments on blogs and forum members were already doing it in the past although without the link to the person they are replying too. So it just makes sense that Twitter and Facebook links the username with the @ tag.

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    Yes, this feature growing silently and it is very useful in many things.

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    I feel that you’re hitting the nail right on the head here. Social tagging is a human thing, and people are buying into it more and more. The bigger and more targeted your circle of “friends” is the more effective you’ll find tagging to be as a business tool.

    At one stage I though facebook would just buy out twitter, but it sure is easier and cheaper to just copy them….heheheheh

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    Tagging is a big silent movement in social media marketing, which is something that you need to do if you want to maximize their potential both on Twitter and Facebook. To refer to comment above, I think that Facebook should buy out Twitter because Twitter isn’t even making any money! Maybe then their servers wouldn’t always be down…

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    This is a good feature because those who are used to Twitter, as today most of the people are, have already got that habit of tagging. Good that Facebook, which has become very popular has also integrated it
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    Twitter is very famous these days, Many people are using it. Its good for social networking. I am also using it like others. Its very interesting and friendly.

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    At first, I hated tags and never used them but now that they have gotten so huge, I seem to have to use them now.
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    I think yes – social tagging becomes a silent movement now and it is the short way to talk with friends and loved ones!

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    Because many social networking people wants to get more interactive and its really fun doing it everyday. This Social Tagging was a great available features not only you are aware that he is online but you can know what his/her last status. Twitter and Facebook really wants our Social networking life more interactive and very social with each other.

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    It is really fun to network with peoples from other part of countries.

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    Social networking has come such a long way now-the integration of twitter and facebook great news-I didn’t know about this. Winner as practically the whole world is connected via one social networking site.

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    I got tagged in a funny picture the other day. Had to remove the tag.
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    Tagging helps increase the interaction between friends or networks. It also helps interconnect different networks within yours to create an even bigger network. Hence, “socializing” is taken to the next level.

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    Even though our friends in social networking sites like Facebook and Friendster are just virtual friends. Meet-ups could happen, and one could find the woman of his dreams in the mentioned sites.

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    Really? That’s impressive, I never know that facebook also can tagging like twitter. I am sure It will become interesting discussion between friends.
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    Tagging is just one of those quiet little things that make everything else fall right into place…it’s a great way to stay connected with people and if you know how to use it right, you can also use it to help your business.

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    Good information about use of symbol in social networking sites.

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    Twitter is great, I have used this to some degree of success to aid my business.

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