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From the Vault: Making the Most Out of Tagging

Posted in From the Vault, Technology by engtech on February 27, 2007

Too busy to post, so I thought I’d grab something old and make it new.

This one talks about tagging, semantics, and folksonomy. It’s on the dry side but I think the overall message is sound: when tagging use popular high ranking tags and use a lot of them.

It is missing one important part of tagging and that is the “wisdom of the crowds”. Tagging works for sites like del.icio.us and flickr because all users can add tags to a document. It doesn’t work as well when only one user can add tags to a document.

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  1. Daniel said, on February 27, 2007 at 4:17 am

    Hey, I guess this should work as an emergency post!

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