It could be me, but my tag cloud seemed to get a heluvalot cooler over night. As you can see, my tag cloud has recently been activated. yes! After waiting for what seemed like an eternity from the time i signed up, it finally happened. I understand this kind of service being popular these days, but are there really THAT many geeks out there? hmmm. Now, i’m told the interface is quite a simple thing to set up, but for myself, I am happy to be able to register (even if it means a bit of a wait) for a service like tagcloud to provide customizable link aggregation, and be the interface middle man. The thing that I recently was pleased to noticed however, is how dynamic the information is. I wasn’t initially that impressed because the keywords did not seem very relevant at all. But over the last couple days, I have noticed the tag cloud is rendering more meaningful words to describe the kinds of feeds and content i am putting into it.
As I imagine how users can take tags to the next level, for the upcoming IA summit, I look forward to putting our ideas to the test to see if the feedback companies like tagcloud afford, has anything to do with how users expect the data to be displayed. Not that I expect we’ll get that far.