Just found Sonny Cloward's post about how he used delicious/tags to get resource content published and organized on the Web site. Here's his post explaining how he did it. Here is what the resource section looks like.
Therefore added thought bubbles to represent the publishing side of the tag usage. Sonny's would be using tags to publish a resource directory to a web site. The informal is an organizational's informal sharing of resources with clients - off the official site, face-to-face, sharing the delicious url, or in person.
What I like about his approach is that he explains the work flow process:
My aim in using a set of webs services to create content on our website was to give staff the ability to easily manage portions of the site without having to get heavily involved in the Drupal CMS interface (and editing UI). With help from Marnie, I began to understand how I could bootstrap the RSS feeds generated by del.icio.us in order to create dynamic content on an otherwise static website, while giving control and responsibility to the staff to manage their sections of the website (and in the process freeing me up). Here's are the tools we use and how we use them:
- I created a del.icio.us account for CERF
- I added a firefox extension to staff browsers for simple tagging capabilities (here or here)
- I worked with staff to create standard tagging policies so that each webpage (and subsection) would be associated with a standard set of tags
- I cut and pasted Feed Digest generated codes into the appropriate webpages.
For example, we have an extensive resource directory in the program area of the CERF website for Prevention, Protection and Recovery and Professional Development resources. These two sections each have subcategory listings of resources; the content on all those pages is created by del.icio.us/Feed Digest bootstrapping. In other words, this tag and this tag create the Preparedness and Recovery resource list.
So everytime a program manager comes across a valuable web resource, they simply use the Firefox plugin to add it to del.icio.us, and it is automatically added to the appropriate resource listing on CERF's website.