eWeek: In the quest to organize the web’s information, an emerging approach is putting the power to categorize everything from links to digital photos into the hands of users. In the halls and session rooms at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference [in San Diego], a series of talks this week explored the growing use of tags to let users associate keyword metadata to web information.
Tags – there’s little doubt that these are going to be a major aid in helping you find, organize and manage information as more and more information becomes available.
You just can’t rely on current ways of manually filing and categorizing things: you need better tools if you want to be able to keep on top of so much information.
So it’s becoming essential that you really know how to use tools like the Technorati tags and del.icio.us, for example, so you can more effectively manage and use the growing mountain of information and knowledge you’ll encounter. I posted yesterday about a great screencast that explains del.icio.us by John Udell.
It’s a good start if you don’t know how to use that tool.