Strategic Board Machine Generated Tags
I've got several email questions about the origins of the tags that are available via Strategic Board. Although they appear to be user generated tags, they are not (maybe we will add this option in the future).
We have developed a linguistic software engine that "knows" (how much as possible a dumb server can know:) how to extract IT related tags (technologies, companies, key people and others) from blog posts and it is part of a larger automatic mechanism that knows how to pick up blogs that are IT related from the large pile called the blogosphere. The principle behind the scenes is some kind of a similarity algorithm that guesses the proximity of the content in blogs to already known IT related blogs.
The tags in this very post are created automatically as well and those in my other blog posts. I have extended our blogging platform to do that automatically. What can I say, it all comes from laziness:).