Del.icio.us and Procrastination

On: February 11, 2008
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I am a lecturer and PhD candidate in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. I've been a contributor to Masters of Media since 2006, though I now only post occasionally. A short list of papers and projects can be found here

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I’ve finished a short piece on tagging as a form of classification, called Getting Things Done?

Why do tomorrow what can be put off until the day after?

I’ve been reading some classic texts on categorization and how the issue has been dealt with on the Web. User-generated tags, Clay Shirky writes, offer powerful, more “organic” alternatives to traditional forms of classification. Here I discuss tagging and some of the known problems with it, before relating the latter to a short case study on the ‘todo’ and ‘toread’ tags on del.icio.us.
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