I'm not sure how the new UI will look, however this is cool!
Do I understand the model correctly:
- Categories are the top level menu, and all content falls into a broad category? We can discover it through a newsfeed type interface with new and high ranked content bubbling to the top. (I agree that too many of these would be overwhelming).
Meanwhile tags are something that can be associated with content in various categories?
Perhaps it would be cool if folks could:
- browse & search tags <-- maybe using concept matching here. Use them as a process to discover relevant content. Possible UI could present an actual tag cloud, eg https://bl.ocks.org/jyucsiro/767539a876836e920e38bc80d2031ba7
- Having done that: choose tags that they want to follow or be notified about. Then if someone posts a new piece of content with the dataset tag, I get a notification.
Also would be cool to discover like-minded colleagues by matching the tags that they post under.
Another option: categories can be followed/unfollowed, and start with a default set.
#random ideas - not sure if feasible to implement ;)