Tagnabit Usage

It’s been two weeks since we launched tagnabit. I want to share some information about how people have been using tagnabit. Some of the most popular tags used so far include:

BTV is the airport code for Burlington, Vermont (where we are located). This tag is pretty heavily used on Twitter to represent our city, but it seems to have other meanings on the other social media sites.
A local event, the Burlington Social Media Breakfast took place a few weeks ago.
Next month in Portland, Oregon is the Alliance for Community Media’s International Conference and Exhibition. The activity so far has all been on Twitter. If it’s anything like acmne09 then I won’t be surprised to see lots of photos, blog posts, videos, and bookmarks once the conference gets started.
php|tek 2009 was a PHP Conference that took place last month in Chicago, Illinois. While tagnabit actually launched after the conference was finished, it was an example tag that I used to explain the idea behind tagnabit to several people in the PHP community. There’s lots of great content tagged with tek09. Tagnabit is built using PHP and Zend Framework in case you’re wondering what the connection is.
Leadership in a Connected Age conference – also a local event.
The tag for the Celebrate Champlain Quadricentennial events taking place here this summer (sensing a local trend?). There will be lots of happenings so hopefully there is a good amount of participation in tagging content around the events. Vermont Public Radio is encourage people to tag content about Champlain 400 as well, so that should help.

On a more serious note, another tag worth mentioning (although I don’t think anyone’s used tagnabit for this yet) is the iranelection tag. There is a constant stream of tweets, photos, blog posts, videos, and bookmarks using this tag. Our thoughts are with the Iranian people.

Tell us how you’ve been using tagnabit. Do you plan on using it for an upcoming event? Are you mainly using it to follow tags or are you also posting content? We’ve got lots of ideas for improving tagnabit but would love to hear your thoughts! You can either comment here or use the tagnabit tag to give us feedback through Twitter, Flickr, Technorati, YouTube or Delicious.

One Comment

  1. Scott
    Posted June 15, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing some of the popular tags, Bradley. I like to use tagnabit as a jumping off point when I see a tag on twitter that I want to investigate on other services. It's really handy.

    Something you might try to get the word out on tagnabit–since I know you and Jason going to An Event Apart–is to predict what the popular tag will be (probably just "AEA") and then get a small stack of business cards printed up that say something like "Don't forget to tag your tweets, videos, and photos with AEA, and check out what other people are tagging at tagnabit.net/aea." There's got to be someone around that can get you a short stack of nice cards printed in the next week for a reasonable price.