SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Eliminating categories in favour of tagging
Re: [Sigia-l] Eliminating categories in favour of tagging
On 3/13/06, Jared M. Spool <jspool_at_uie.com> wrote:
> Flickr tags are primarily producer-driven, but, again, most of the benefit
> is derived when the producer actually consumes their own pictures. A small
> subset of flickr tags are community driven (such as the current SXSW06 tag,
> not to be confused with the SXSW2006 tag or SXSWI06 tag or TaraHunt tag)
> when a community, through some external meme-driven force agrees on a tag
> to use.
Nn my experience it seems to come and go in waves. I've been with
flickr for a few years, and it all starts out with "how can I tag this
so others would find it useful", to "how can I tag this so I can find
it useful", to some bare minimum tag because I couldn't be bothered
(my pics aren't that important :), to almost give up on tags because
all the interesting pictures I find through people I know and the
groups. I rarely search for tags.
These days, the only tags I do find useful are the community ones. For
example, my own Library of Australia has a Flickr community which
helps us with contemporary images ;
http://www.pictureaustralia.org/Flickr.html I expect the importance of
community tags to grow.
"Ultimately, all things are known because you want to believe you know."
- Frank Herbert
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