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Tagging and Why it Matters


David Weinberger


Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society

May 2005

Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2005-07

Abstract:     
With tagging, the readers of a Web resource (typically a Web page or a photograph posted on a photo-posting site) can associate a word or phrase with that resource; the resource can then be found by searching for that tag. Tagging is catching on with early adopters. It is likely to go mainstream because it empowers readers, it is social and it has business benefits. As tagging becomes popular, it will face challenges, including increased ambiguity of tags and tag spam.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: tagging, classification, search, tags

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Date posted: December 18, 2005  

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Weinberger , David, Tagging and Why it Matters (May 2005). Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2005-07. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=870594 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.870594

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David Weinberger (Contact Author)
Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society ( email )
Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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