Categories vs. tags

I’ve just deactivated my previous Technorati tagging plugin and installed a new one Ultimate Tag Warrior. The previous plugin no longer worked. I did not know when or how it broke down but the tag archiving system in my site (max.limpag.com/tag) no longer worked.

I went to the plugin’s home page to check for updates and browsed through the support posts and found nothing related to the error I encountered. I decided to use the Ultimate Tag Warrior because of its more active development activity. It’s also supported by the K2 theme, a beta theme being crafted by the creator of the popular Kubrick theme.

Why bother with tags? Tags, I believe, are better ways to organize data than the more rigid category system. Here’s an interesting cognitive analysis of the tagging system.

Tell me what your feeds are…

And Ill tell you who you are. Do you share your RSS aggregator account? Do you impose self-censorship when bookmarking on del.icio.us?

I dont share my RSS feeds and I limit my del.icio.us bookmarks to non-prurient interests. However, I found out while reviewing my del.icio.us bookmarks that I wasnt as careful when I started my account with the social bookmarking service. (Dont bother searching, I already deleted the bookmarks.)

For a more candid appraisal of a person, try searching for his or her del.icio.us account or RSS aggregator public feed and you can get an idea of his or her interest, work and (gasp) fetish. Dont just google for personal information look for his or her public RSS aggregator and bookmarking accounts. Who knows? – That guy youre dating may have bookmarks in his del.icio.us or Furl accounts that point to sites of weird sexual fetishes.