In my previous “Straits Times” article, I talked about how we could use the technorati tag “singapore” in order to blog collectively on news and opinions about Singapore. This would allow online readers to simply go to http://technorati.com/tag/singapore to read everything regarding developments back home.
Not long after the publishing this, Ivan Chew provided a useful comment on how we could make this process simpler. His suggestion was to have country specific browser toolbar add-ons that users can install, that they can then drag and drop the tag to the blog post, which makes it easier for them to tag their posts. In practicality, the first thing I thought of was a handy technorati tag generating bookmarklet. So my search began…
What I found came in the form of the “Technorati Tags bookmarklet” by Matt from Oddio.com. As seen on BoingBoing, Matt created a bookmarklet for adding Technorati Tags to your blog entries, so that it’s easy to associate the stuff you post on your blog with the pictures that others upload to Flickr and the links that get posted to del.icio.us (Technorati does gather tags from itself, flickr, del.icio.us & furl). Here’s how it looks like:
Click on the bookmark, and a small prompt will appear asking for tags. In our case, enter “singapore” as the tag and add other tags if you wish.
Once you enter the tags, another box will appear with the code written for the technorati links. Copy this code and paste it into your blogging software of choice.
Simple enough? This is an alternative to handcoding your technorati tag repeatedly. Try it by going here for the bookmarklet, then drag it to your bookmarks bar for quick technorati taggin’ !