Thursday, September 28, 2006

Tag - a word to play with

Ian Delaney has an introduction to social tagging. I mentioned tagging on For Immediate Release on Tuesday and this is a less culinary approach.

Tags and tagging are a big part of social media. Instead of sorting items into folders, you describe them with a series of words. The words you use, the ‘tags’, are up to you. Some people refer to this as ‘folksonomy’ in the sense that tags are home-grown and created by users, as opposed to putting things into folders in a tree structure decided by other people, ‘taxonomy’.ote>

This can be useful for lots of reasons and Ian shows some of them.