Stupidest Web Feature Ever Created: Tag Clouds
Agree or disagree?
Not sure I’ve blogged about this openly yet, so I’m going to do it now. Tag clouds are the stupidest creation on the web I’ve seen in all the years I’ve been on the web. I don’t use tag clouds — and I can’t imagine anyone that does. A list of unsorted single words, some bigger than others? Does nothing for me — the only words that are ever going to catch my attention in a tag cloud are ones that might swing me into “I’m a male” mode, such as “Jennifer Love Hewitt Naked”. Otherwise, a random assortment of words just distracts me, doesn’t make me focus in on one of them or give me more ideas of what I could be looking at. If I’m looking for something, I do a search for it.
Is there anyone that reads my blog that will be a brave soul and come forward to tell me that you use tag clouds (and why)? Otherwise, please feel free to vocalize your points as to why this is the absolute worst “feature” (and waste of valuable real estate space on any webpage).
Point is, I don’t think anyone uses these. If people do, then I “just don’t get it”.