Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tagging Videos on MySpaceTV

For some reason, MySpace automatically alphabetizes the tags for videos uploaded to MySpaceTV. Thus,

Paris Hilton Britney Spears Jennifer Love Hewitt


becomes

Britney Hewitt Hilton Jennifer Love Paris Spears


This is obviously problematic, since it breaks apart phrases.

After perusing some of the top videos on MySpaceTV, two solutions became apparent: (1) Deleting spaces among paired words ("JenniferLoveHewitt"), or (2) using underscores among paired words ("Jennifer_Love_Hewitt"). I opted for the underscores.

This isn't perfect—ideally, tags would permit spaces—but it's an easy and explainable workaround, the need for which is ever-present on the Web.

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