One of the important things that I'm missing at the moment is being able to see popular tags for the site that I'm browsing at the moment, and then browse tags by clicking them. Currently there seems to be a large disconnect between the plugin and the search engine. I need to go to the search engine site to get any benifits.
synopse is a really cool concept which I have seen long in the making. Originally, the back-end had a different look and feel, with tag clouds with differently sized tags. I think this section can still receive some improvement, as people might get the wrong idea that this tries to be a conventional search engine; also maybe something that emphasises the community aspects more, if people wish that. But all in all I am very glad to see how far this project has come, congratulations.
At first I didn't quite get the point of using Synopse. But now I've started to use it regularly. Each time I come across a site that I think might potentially be worth remembering, now I tag it now with Synopse. Why?
Because it makes me feel good! And it turns out to be useful, at least for myself but hopefully for others as well.
- gone the remorse when you come across a good site, that's not quite worth adding it to your bookmarks and then you don't know what to do with it. Now I just tag it - very satisfying. And it's probably one of the easiest ways to contribute something useful to the internet community - also very satisfying.
The only thing I do not particularly like about the add-on is the auto-expansion of the status bar, whenever you reach the bottom of website. I'd prefer just having a 'tag' button instead.
Great idea, I love the project. Unlike Delicious you don't have to be logged in to set tags. So it's more about contributing to a large tags database than building up your own bookmarks. One minor thing: At first I didn't get it that you have to hit enter for the tags to be saved. Maybe this could be explained somehow for first time users?
This is a a really great idea for re-understanding our relation with information. It is similar to the idea of "labels" in gmail. The information can be tagged, shared and and retrieved without the constraints of organising bookmarks, folders and desktops. I hope that a few new features are added to enhance search and tagging, but this is a concept that will develop, I'm sure.