Thursday, January 31, 2008
Week 3: Tagging
Rashmi writes in the blog post A Social Analysis of Tagging (or how tagging transforms the solitary browsing experience into a social one)
"I strongly believe that all good social systems need to serve the individual motive. Tagging works because it strikes a balance between the individual and social. It serves the individual motive of remembering, and forms a ad-hoc social groups around it. If you are designing a tagging system you need to understand how it serves the individual and what sort of social formations it supports."
In order to profit from tagging, folksonomies, you need to understand the concept behind it and the reasons for doing it.
This is your place for asking questions or just speaking your mind on the topic of tagging. We'll all be here to discuss it with you.
The Blogging Team