Tags, or descriptors used by individuals to describe an object, are redefining the way we organize information. Tags are used in del.icio.us, Flickr, Rojo and a great number of other web apps to make the information overload easier to access and easier to control. Whether you’re a novice or veteran, the following resources will help you understand how tags are quickly changing the Internet one word at a time.

HTML Form Builder
Chris Campbell

Tagging Roundup by Chris Campbell

This entry was posted 5 years ago and was filed under Notebooks.
Comments are currently closed.


  1. Ben · 5 years ago

    You guys pick the best topics to write about. Thanks! BTW, Treehouse is excellent, i will be buying my subscription

  2. Chris Campbell · 5 years ago

    Thanks, Ben. Glad you enjoy all of it.

  3. Ara Pehlivanian · 5 years ago

    It’s insane how much information is out there. I can hardly keep up with my daily reading. If tagging can help better organize that information, so much the better.

  4. Kevin Hale · 5 years ago

    What’s interesting is that tagging and categorization require extra human effort to organize this data. It would be nice to be able to get systems (AI) smart enough to do this for us. Yahoo’s keyword/keyterm API is a good first step, but we need to see these things integrated into our content managers and such. There have been some backlash against auto-tagging but I don’t see the problem if you’re able to also append autotagging with human editorial control. Smart tagging system need not only to be able to find the keywords in a post or piece of information, they need to understand the synonyms and concepts that also govern that knowledge.

  5. Ara · 5 years ago

    What I don’t understand is, why can’t CMS’ like WordPress just generate tags based on those you use to file your posts? You’re already checking off a bunch of boxes to say “this post is filed under CSS” for example. The work’s already done! AI or not, sometimes you just can’t beat human intervention.