Categorize and Tag Your Posts

This is wordpress FAQ explaining

“We used to have just categories…
These allowed the broad grouping of weblog post topics but when you wanted to describe a post in
more specific terms you had to use more categories. That lead to very long lists inside the blog sidebars. It was also confusing in that what we said were categories others said were tags.”

So now I have tags to save time and space searching through categories. Tags are key words chosen by the author. Both categories and tags contain links to designated websites. I can assign as many tags to a bookmark as you like and rename or delete the tags later. So, tagging can be a lot easier and more flexible than fitting your topic into the hierarchy of subject. It can be confusing with searching as some say -either – some either/or – and some say both!

Categories that once designated listings around broad groupings of particular things did so to refer to any number of that subject items, or Tags.

Tags /categories have become the mechanisms of social network search engines like google.

Tags/categories in weblogs are still to be organised into collections of clouds of connected things without being housed by hierarchy of branching categories.

Climb a tree to find a category …

venture out on a limb

to tag on a whim and discover

This slide presentation on Community Blogging by Steven Downes reframes what a community such as Web2 has the potential to achieve and the fundamental limitations of our existing concept of community.

audio includes an easy system which allows you to categorize and tag your posts while you write them. “We automatically create archives based on your categories and add them to our global tag system and our tag surfer, so you get extra traffic as other people interested in the same topics as you will find your post and leave comments on your blog.”