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March 2, 2005

News & Opinion: Tagging: Making it easier to find biz book information

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 9:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


So, you all have some background on tagging now.

Let me tell you why I think it is interesting for business books. I think there are a variety of ways we could make it easier to find information on business books. If you look for information on business books now, you have to be very specific. You normally need a title and an author if you are going to search for something in Google (or Technorati or PubSub...). If you type 'business books' into Google, you get alot of information that is much too general and it is very difficult to shift through it all.

If members of our little business book community started using tags, we could share with each other a whole lot more information. I am going to tell you how you can get in on the fun in the next couple of posts.

We need to decide on thing first. What tag we are going to use?

This is really important. If everyone is using a different word to describe business books, we'll never be able to pull all the great information. I have seen people using 'books' and 'business' mostly. I think those are too general. There are alot of things that can be classified with those tags.

I propose we use - businessbooks

It is simple. It is one word. It describes very well the category.

Let me know what you think.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.