I believe in tags.
I love tags.
After looking past at an excessive number of hash tags on twitter (and excessive ones in my flickr stream… and in my delicious account), I did start to wonder about the human capacity for remember tags at the time to tag.
I have pushed out a long serious of tags for resources related to the NMC Horizon Project– hz07, hz08, hzau08, hz09, hzk09 plus sub category tags for each year… I resyndicate this on web sites. I ask people at NMC to share resources via the cooltechnmc tag which is pushed to our web site and various sidebars within. I tag Second Life resources in a dedicated delicious account which are pushed to another site .
I have been plotting the ideas Jon Udell describes as using delicious.com as a database, on a simple level where I tag my presentations by a common tag and a year so I can publish automatically as my best of show of presentations. I started tagging collections of images I harvest for presentations. Bryan Alexander and I have been both tagging and pushing others to collect Web 2.0 Storytelling resources, which again, with magic RSS gets auto published to our wikispaces site.
Well, I could go on, but the horse is not moving any more.
I tag alot.
But sometimes all the tags don’t reach the front of my cortex. I wonder what is the human capacity to keep, remember, and reuse a set of tags? Is it a Dunbar Number? Some other Psychological Named Entity?
So how many tags can you juggle? What if they are lit on fire?
The post "Tag Juggling" was originally assembled from spare parts of a 1957 Chevy at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2009/03/tag-juggling/) on March 19, 2009.