How to improve your tagging ?

(1) Find two items that you know are related and make sure they share a common tag.

Example:  I knew that 2185 was related to 2053 so i affixed the tag  "folkmind" to each.

(2) Find two tags that are spelled differently and edit them making them the same tag.  Of course you need a tool like fastblogit which makes it easy to edit your tags.

(3) Try out your tags  Apply a tag and see if it will navigate to a relivant tag room.  If not, rename it till it does.  This is like playing the game google 25000 pyramid.  Example 2392  ... when we find something that is hard to tag, that is a fine excuse to improve our language and coin some new word or phrase.
 

Remember, if you are not tagging, then you are not participating in building our folkmind.



Picture from  George C Ks photos flickr photos found via the tag "folkmind"


... it's all about the connections.

Tags

  1. tagging
  2. folksonomy
  3. how to
  4. dmarks
  5. folkmind
  6. improve

Comments


Mark de LA says


Seth says
study the term "tag gardening" in relation to this item url http://www.i-together.net/weaverluke/2006/01/tag-gardeners.html

Seth says
also i might add that tagging should be used for connecting items ... not for recording attitudes twards them.  If you want to comment on an item, then use the comment box ... if you want to link items together than use the tag box.  Any time that you tag an item into a room and it ends up being the only item in that room, then you are misusing the facility.  

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