(PRWEB) June 30, 2006
MusoFinder.com , the search engine for musicians and posting “ musicians wanted ” ads, announces the launch of a new global tagging search engine. This new global tagging search engine provides a way for musicians to find each other on the Internet wherever they are located in the world. Similar to Flickr.com and YouTube.com, MusoFinder.com is building a community around the idea of “Folksonomy” (for a definition, link to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folksonomy). The idea of the site is that users are the ones to categorise themselves, not Web developers.
Visitors to MusoFinder.com are able to sign up for free and create free profiles. They are then asked to assign “tags” to their profile so that other users can find them. Tags are basically just keywords, but because they are created by the user they allow for highly customised listings. MusoFinder.com is different in comparison to most other sites that use tagging because it has developed a tagging system that can be used for location-based searches.
“We were looking into complex and expensive area and geocode searching systems, but then it occurred to us that we could simply use tags,” said Nick Burne, co-owner of MusoFinder.com. “Everyone is an individual, especially in the music scene. The new system not only benefits users, making searches more usable, accurate and fun, but it also provided us with future flexibility and a way to go global overnight. And we’ve done it in a way that’s incredibly cost effective.”
MusoFinder was originally started in 2003 by young musician Stu Green. Burne joined Green soon after the initial launch and the two of them have built the site up from nothing and now have more than 25,000 members in the UK. “We put a lot of effort into listening to what our users want,” Burne said. The community is so close that we literally listen to every bit of feedback.”
As well as a new tagging system the site now supports musicians, bands and industry profiles, as well as advertising. It also has extremely popular music forums. To visit the forums, visit http://www.musofinder.com/forums.
“We are excited about the revamped site and are hoping that now that it’s free to access, we’ll attract a lot of new members,” Burne said.
For more information, visit MusoFinder for musicians wanted and musicians available.
Muso Net Ltd.
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