[LINK] Tagging, 43things, folksonomies..
cas at taz.net.au
Fri Feb 18 13:04:36 EST 2005
On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 11:00:18AM +1100, Roger Clarke wrote:
> 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.
how about just teaching people to organise their data in hierarchical
directory structures rather than just slopping everything into one
folder (or on the desktop)?
hey, i've got a great idea - discard the word "directories", call them
"tags" instead and then it'll be new and fashionable.
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au> (part time cyborg)
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