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Tagging and Del.icio.us–23 Things Step #11

March 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Step #11 of the 23 Things on a Stick program is Tagging and Del.icio.us.  The 23 Things page has a lot of information about them.

I use tagging on this blog and our flickr page.  The main advantage of tagging over folders as a navigational tool is that you can assign multiple tags to an item.  While I have seen applications that allow you to assign content to multiple folders, it breaks the paradigm and is usually just confusing.  If you allow users to assign tags to your content, then you enter the whole new world of folksomonies.  That’s a bigger topic than this post.

Here’s my del.icio.us page.  The tags are a disorganized mess but I’m working on cleaning it up.  I suppose it provides some insight into my chaotic mind.

The 23 Things page asked if del.icio.us can serve as a research tool.  I think it absolutely can.  One of my colleagues at SELCO put together a del.icio.us page to serve as a central clearing house for links related to the grant project she is managing.  Works like a charm.  There are other ways to do this, of course.  The links could be typed into a wiki.  Or she could have created a page on the SELCO website using content management system.  There is a lot of overlap between these tools, with each having its own pros and cons.  For sharing bookmarks, however, this is about as easy as it gets.

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  • 1 Diane "jd" Rauschenfels // Mar 28, 2008 at 7:36 am

    I started using del.icio.us for personal bookmark links … but I plan to implement del.icio.us for our library as a way to keep track of & easily access our numerous links for Native American Indian sites we use frequently and recommend to our students.

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