Help Me Rethink Information

February 25, 2009
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Before you watch the following anthropological video about the intersection between the written word and digital media, may I ask you to stop what you’re doing and click here to visit my blog archive?
My archive is like a library.
Scratch that. My archive is a library.
But if you don’t visit a public library, why would you […]


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ThinkingBefore you watch the following anthropological video about the intersection between the written word and digital media, may I ask you to stop what you’re doing and click here to visit my blog archive?

My archive is like a library.

Scratch that. My archive is a library.

But if you don’t visit a public library, why would you visit a blog library? Wouldn’t you rather visit a search engine, or at the least type something in the search box in the above right of any blog page here? Even if you do visit libraries, why would you visit blog archives?

What a conundrum!

Maybe I should stop tagging and categorizing blog posts. After all, search engines, the search box, and the archive page will continue to display posts.

What do you suggest?

Hrm.

In the meantime, check out the video. You’ll enjoy it.

Should I rethink the way I provide information to you? Is providing it enough, or do you also need tags and categories? Would you ever click something like ideas below to see what else I’ve tagged under the word?

What about an archive? Worthwhile it is, and provides fodder, but do you click?

Let me know?

Photo credit: Envios


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