Categories vs. tags

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Published September 29, 2005

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.

By Max Limpag

Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu. He has written and edited for such publications as The Freeman, The Independent Post, Today, Sun.Star Cebu, and Cebu Daily News. He is also a mobile app and web developer and co-founded InnoPub Media with his wife Marlen, who is also a journalist.

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