Tagging – The Least You Need to Know
February 1, 2007 by Marcus Grimm
A new report from Pew/Internet says that the practice of "tagging" is now used by 28% of Internet users. Though the terminology used by the questions has (rightfully) led some to question the results, the numbers aren’t really that important. Tagging works for Internet users and the reason is pretty simple (emphasis added):
Q: Why do you think Internet users are drawn to tagging?
Weinberger: It’s really useful. Compare your traditional computer system to organize your digital
photos to using a tagging system. Instead of having to stick a photo into a single folder — say,
â€œtrips 2006â€ — you can easily tag it as â€œItaly,â€ â€œanniversary,â€ â€œsunset,â€ â€œmountains,â€ and â€œno kids.â€
You can assemble instant virtual albums of all your anniversary photos, or all your photos of all
your trips to Italy, etc.