May 01 2005

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In the New Game of Tag, All of Us Are It

Este artículo de MSNBC es una introducción clara y precisa del rol del “tagging” como mecanismo de clasificación folclórica. A pesar de que se pudiera pensar que dejar a las personas clasificar contenido conlleva el caos, lo que se ha encontrado es que el sistema está funcionando de manera muy efectiva. Otro recurso valioso es Tags & Folksonomies – What are they, and why should you care?

In the New Game of Tag, All of Us Are It –
As the name implies, tagging something means putting a virtual label on it. (Software lets you do this by simply typing a word; from then on, it’s linked to the content.) What the tag says is totally up to you. The important thing is that later you—and others—can find things simply by the tag name. Think of tagging as the opposite of search. By leaving linguistic bread crumbs behind on your wanderings through cyberspace, you can easily relocate the sights (and sites) you saw along the way.

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