More Ways To Waste Time While Increasing Productivity

May 4th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

Are you tagging yet? It’s all the rage, so if you aren’t now, you will be soon. The good news is that tagging can be done from the privacy of your home. Nobody needs to know what you’re doing, unless you choose to share.

Tagging, basically, is a method for adding keywords to photos, links, or information. You can then share your tagged information (Flickr is a good example of this) or use tags to manage bookmarks you’re saving for research purposes (our favorite thing). For all of us who have bookmarked something only to wonder “what’s that?” the next time we scan the interminable list of all-important-but-disorganized links we’ve collected, tagging provides a way to organize information in an intuitive manner.

Also, since there’s a social aspect to the tagging. If you use a system like, not only can you spend hours playing with your own bookmarks, you can also browse the bookmarks of complete strangers. It’s like having your own research assistant. Sort of.

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