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Good the Bad & the Ugly of the I
Pages and Files
Tag, Tags, Tagging
Blogs, Images, Video, etc…
For years, we have been matching and or categorizing items within our lives. Think about some of the items we match in our lives.
Do your laundry, match your socks
Playing card, match by number or suit
Categorize animals into species and breeds
We even match our friends based on common interest. What does all this have to do with the internet? Actually quite a bit.
With all the content published on the web each day, it can be challenging to locate the information you are looking for. Especially if you are depending on the search engines to keep you up to date. In addition, the amount of data returned can be daunting to the most tenacious researcher. It is equally difficult to analyze and categorize this information based on standard searches. Categorization is where
show their value.
So what are
? Simply stated, a
is a keyword or a label applied to a blog post, and image or video. Once the file is
with a keyword, it can be searched for using that
. For example, a person writing a story about teaching students using one computer in a the classroom my post their experience on their blog site and
the post with the keyword K-12. Using a
search tool, (
) the post along with any other post containing the K-12
would be located.
Other Web 2.0 tools also utilize
. For example, many online social image host (
. Continuing with the example above, the person who wrote the article on the one computer in the classroom included a few images in the blog that have been uploaded and
with K-12. Anyone searching
with K-12 will find the image placed in the example noted above.
the social bookmarking site also utilizes
. When a person add a web address to their
page, the person
that page with a keyword related to that site. For example, any site related to K-12 would be
appropriately. Any person searching
for K-12 would find sites related to K-12 according to the person who bookmarked the page on
Choose a keyword to search for in
. If you can’t think of one, try K-12, education, globalization or flatclassroom.
Did you notice any the same sites on each tool?
Did you notice a relation between the sites?
Did you notice any sites or image that maybe shouldn’t have been tagged with the keyword you searched for?
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