2008/9/19 David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>om>:
If I were trying to produce a media repository that
did all this
stuff, I doubt I'd start with MediaWiki ...
What would you use? It is worth remembering that most tagging
applications handle the problems we face very poorly.
e.g. aggregating all synonymous tags - we basically do this by social
coercion :) LibraryThing is the only application I know that allows
this with tags. Flickr and delicious don't do anything.
e.g. hierarchical organisation/tag linking - AFAIK no tag-based thing
does anything like this.
Which is definitely not to say that MediaWiki is great -- it's not,
it's pretty poor, but almost everything else is even poorer. The only
difference is, with everything else it's *easier*, and often that
seems to be enough.
They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment: