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Tag Based Social Network

Published 04/05/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

TagWorld is a social tagging community that helps users find content by topic. The website revolves around a tagging system. Users can upload images and post comments. A search bar lets users browse by keyword. Users can also click buttons to access different types of content, such as blogs, links and photos. TagWorld gives the user an overview of all content related to a tag. Just like other social networks, TagWorld lets users establish a profile and add friends. Friends lists are displayed as images on the user’s profile page. The site has set a few ground rules for its users since activity relies so heavily on the actions of others. The rules are generally what most users expect to find in any forum or network and help keep TagWorld fun for all users.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

TagWorld was created to become a new way to social network. It is equipped with many of the same features as other social networks, however its emphasis on tagging makes it a little different. The application hasn’t received significant attention from internet users. Some have given it a try, but did not like the tag-focused system. Others found TagWorld to be a fun, simple alternative to other social networking websites.

What are the differences to other apps?

There aren’t many differences between TagWorld and other social networks. Users build a profile, can add friend and comment on one another’s posts. The main difference users notice is the focus on tagging. The site revolves around the content users tag and share. While this is a unique approach, it isn’t terribly innovative. Some users may feel that the tag approach is not as organized or practical as sites like Facebook.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

TagWorld uses a blue and white design that leaves the user wanting. The layout is relatively well organized and the site leaves wide open margins so users never feel overwhelmed. The problem is that there isn’t much else to captivate the user. The interface works, but unenthusiastically. Users who prefer a plainer design may appreciate the lackluster style however others may be turned off. TagWorld is clean, but it doesn’t offer much else for the eyes to feast upon.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the TagWorld community by filling out the horizontal form found on the homepage. The form asks for a name, email address and password. The user can click the black “Sign Up!” button after checking the terms of service agreement box. The next page asks for the user’s surname, date of birth, nationality and gender. Users can upload an image to go with their profile and check a box to hide their age. The user is automatically logged in after submitting the form. A Facebook login option is also offered.

What does it cost to use the application?

TagWorld is available at no cost. Anyone can join the tagging community and share content while building a friends list. The application doesn’t offer any features or functions that would convince most internet users to pay for its services. Anything TagWorld can do, many other free social networks can also do. All users receive the same level of access. No purchases are required and the user doesn’t have to recruit or take any other action to keep their account open.

Who would you recommend the application to?

TagWorld is a decent social network for anyone who loves tagging. Users who already have a Facebook account can login with their Facebook credentials. Most users will find it difficult to come up with a reason to switch from their current social network. TagWorld is also ideal for users who prefer less clutter and don’t mind fewer features. The application doesn’t offer anything to make it appealing compared to many other popular online communities.

  • Users can build a profile and add friends
  • Images can be uploaded and shared with the community
  • Tags let users discover new content by theme or topic
  • Facebook registration option is available
  • Top contributors are featured on the homepage

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TagWorld pricing

FREE - Permanently free version