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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.

By Max Limpag

Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu City, Philippines. He is co-founder of the journalism start-up InnoPub Media.