# Lucy In The Sky With Tags After being bombarded with [Zeldman referrers](http://zeldman.com/daily/0405d.shtml) I figured I'd chime in on the "Tag Clouds" and their relevance to the user experience. I lost my virginity to the Tag experience by using [Flickr](http://www.flickr.com). At first I saw them as gimmicky, until I was unable to attend [SXSW](http://www.sxsw.com), realizing their true power. Every evening I'd rush to [flicker.com/photos/tags/sxsw](http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/sxsw) and it was like a semi live feed of the conference. At times I felt I was there with the occasional found podcast in the background. I then decided to incorporate this intriguing experience into my site. By doing this I removed categories feeling the need was redundant and comparatively boring. Categories are too set in stone and at times you may only have a couple entries per category. On the contrary Tags evolve. People can, at a glance, instantly know what you frequently talk about. I do think this concept is in its infancy and hopefully not going anywhere soon. There is room for improvement. Some question to ponder: - How do we make these screen reader friendly? - Can Flash play a role? - Over time orphan tags saturate the field. - -Two worded tags- (recently conquered by Flickr) - Weighted by amount of comments - Weighted by time? _April 20, 2005 around 10pm_