Zigtag Puts a Brain into Social Tagging

zigtag-logo-160pxKnowing fully well that the social bookmarking niche is already dominated by heavyweights such as Delicious, Magnolia and the others, the developers of Zigtag wants to infuse something more, something intelligent to make their service different from the rest of the social bookmarking crowd. Hence, Zigtag, an intelligent social bookmarking tool was born.But despite the “intelligent” branding, Zigtag is still your ordinary social bookmarking service which lets you tag sites with keywords which you use to retrieve the saved pages. Even the social sharing features of Zigtag is nothing extra-ordinary as this is another important aspect of social bookmarking – the ability to share what you saved.

Now, here’s where the difference of Zigtag with other social bookmarking sites. When you use a Zigtag “Tags”, you are not just “Tagging” the site but rather assigning a definition to it. Hence, it tries to resolve the problem of using multiple tags for a singular meaning. By making it’s tagging system intelligent, Zigtag assigns a particular description to a tag encompassing all the possible forms that users may use in tagging a certain concept.

In doesn’t matter whether you use NY, NYC, New York, New_York etc. to tag a particular site describing New York the City, Zigtag would recognise it as a single tag referring to only one concept, and that is New York City.

It may seem that Zigtag is what can be called Web 3.0 or the Semantic Web, but this concept is by no means starting to fade out even before it rises up. So we might as well take Zigtag as what it appears to be – a Social Bookmarking site with a dash of intelligence.