Monday, February 05, 2007

Tagging, no longer fun and easy

Interesting article on the issue of tagging blogs, images and websites. Why it may be creating more "noise" than clarity.
"Most people think that tagging on the Web is pretty easy and fun. Give 'em a blog or a Web page and a field named 'tags,' and they'll start stuffing in text with wild abandon in the hopes that their content will be easily found by people who are desperately searching for information and opinion on feline hairball cures or cycling in the Ozarks or whatever their particular hobby is. Alas, all these folks are doing is polluting the Web."
Tagging, no longer fun and easy - Network World

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