Tagging



Tagging is a useful tool for filtering information on the web. Using a unique tag, web users can search and subscribe to information based on the tag. Each TLT conference session should have tags associated with it. While TLT will help create, link and share unique tags, the content linked to each tag is up to the community to produce and tag in the form of blog posts, photos, videos and other online content.

Global Tags: TLTNY, TLTNY(yy),
Global tags are helpful when searching the web for any content related to content related to TLT as a whole or specific conferences (i.e. TLTNY09)

Session Tags:
Session tags allow easy searching or tracking of information or online conversation about specific sessions from a conference or event. Unique tags help to uniquely identify sessions from other similar sessions and provide a link between presenter's, attendees and searchers of content in the future.

Searching Using Tags
Visit sites like Technorati, Google Blog Search, Flickr, YouTube, & TeacherTube and type in a session's unique tag (i.e. NYSCATE08001 or NYSCATE08) to search for related information.

Making the Most of Tags
To make the most of tags, here or anywhere on the Web, use an RSS aggregator such as Google Reader, Bloglines or personalized web portals such as Netvibes, Pageflakes, My Yahoo!, and Windows Live Personalized Experience. Each of these provide a powerful and easy way to collect, access, filter and read web subscribed web content.