[LINK] Tagging, 43things, folksonomies..
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Fri Feb 18 11:00:18 EST 2005
jeff.evans at iird.vic.gov.au:
>I'm enthusiastic about the relatively new phenomenon of tagging used in
>sites like < http://del.icio.us/ > and < http://www.flickr.com/ >
I'm happy to put a 'tag' on 'tagging': deja vu.
I wonder whether they'll later discover that there are benefits in
having controlled vocabularies, and mappings between dialects; and
then whether there will be holy wars between the proponents of
embedded tags and of separately-stored tags; and then competition
between brute-force, free-text search-engines, tag-based searches,
and schemes that use both and score the outcomes in order to present
the hits in most-interesting-first order.
What they said was true: as you get older, you get to see everything
happen again, only faster this time.
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