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Tagging for Fun and Finding (01 Jul 2005)
So is tagging worth the effort? Yes, it adds another layer to get to the information and aggregate information. These tools and services around tagging, including Technorati Tags, are another means of finding and sharing information. Tagging in general works well when the terms being used for tagging are used for aggregating like items. Tags can be helpful when the work used for the tag is even in the information or object being tagged, it is more helpful when used to on information and objects where the word does not appear. It is often said Google will show you what you want, but folksonomies (including general tagging) will show you what you did not know you wanted. Tagging in this sense leads to planned serendipity.
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