funny how things work out.
I was just thinking about the potential messiness of tags (for myself and my projects), when I happen to the Del.icio.us homepage (which i rarely see), and happen upon this: Folksonomies: Tidying up Tags?
An interesting read – they talk about the problems with tagging and some potential solutions. At the highest level they identify two activities that could be useful in improving tagging as a navigational system including:’educating users to add “better” tags and improving the systems to allow “better” tags to be added’.
They’ve also referenced Clay Shirky a few times, so I think I’ll have to go investigate what he has to say on the matter!