Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A cognitive analysis of tagging

Short blog from Brussels airport, waiting for another plane. Just discovered what I was waiting for - a cognitive psychologist who links tagging to the world of cognition, Rashmi Sinha:

http://www.rashmisinha.com/archives/05_09/tagging-cognitive.html

You might have read how I discovered the power and the future of tagging at the Web2.0 conference. Rashmi explains how tagging works from a cognitive perspective and advocates for an intuitive way of fnding the tags:

In my opinion, tagging eliminates the decision - (choosing the right category), and takes away the analysis-paralysis stage for most people.

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