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This review is from: Tagging: People-powered Metadata for the Social Web (Paperback)
I have worked on a variety of applications and have participated in conferences where it is clear we all have an incredible amount of data to manage.
It seems tagging is the new means of organizing your data, but it is also equally clear to most of us that this feels very unstructured.
This book is sure to be a seminal book, discussing the early years of tagging. It deals with the basics:
a. What it is
b. Why we want to do it
c. Some various methods and structures for tagging and how we would use it.
d. Examples of the components of tagging, why and where to use them
e. Some code nuts and bolts of how to approach tagging.
Finally there are some real life examples
1. Social bookmarking
2. Media sharing
3. Personal information management.
This book is easy to read and quickly gets you up to speed on some of the issues associated with tagging.
Essentially it says, you need to decide what you want to do, before deciding on the type of tagging you would use.
It also clearly leaves the reader realizing this is just the beginning..