We're integrating tagging into our site. I'm debating on the URL structure, and naming convention for the addition. The questions:
1. Should the URL be something like you see regularly, www.xxx.com/tag/ or www.xxx.com/topic/?
2. Should the tags be referred to as tags or topics?
The reason I ask such a question is because I'm concerned that search engine may start to ignore tags in general, because just about everyone is using them, and they are abused and not as useful as they used to be (opinion).
I'm looking for opinions on this, and whether I should reference tagged content on my site as tags or topics. Basically, follow the heard or break away from the pack :). This may seem silly, but you never know what search engines will start to do in their algos., and ignoring tags seems likely.