It sounds like tags for repos so you can explore similar projects. There’s a recommendation engine to help you pick tags. I guess this is an enhancement, but I can’t help but feel it’s a boondoggle. Oh well, maybe it will lead to some interesting statistics or help users to make unexpected discoveries. My excitement for this feature is low, but I’ve been wrong about the usefulness of these sorts of things before.
It is exactly tags for repos as far as I’m concerned. Therefore, it is funny to see that they introduce their new tag feature without writting the word “tag” even once.
That being said, I look forward to see how it will be adopted by the community; being able to tweak a search in the github database is always a good thing, as one might find some useful example with it. At least, trying to find similar code that the one I am trying to write (e.g. when I use a new language or a new feature) is my number one use case for github global research engine.
Oh well, maybe it will lead to some interesting statistics or help users to make unexpected discoveries.
As soon as I see a tag cloud, I’ll know it’s jumped the shark.