The utility of tagging
Categorised under: Information architecture
Luke Wroblewski has shared a diagram on the utility of tagging that has been created by Tom Chi. To quote:
Master diagram-maker and designer, Tom Chi recently put together (and graciously allowed me to share) an insightful illustration that communicates how the utility of tags is bi-modally distributed across personal and public recovery. Personal utility is the value of a tagging system for individuals looking to recover their private documents or assets. Public utility is the value created by an aggregated set of tags from multiple individuals. In this case, members of the group are recovering public documents or assets using tags from the whole group.