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inforgasm 2: Electric Boogaloo [Jul. 20th, 2005|08:10 am]
Lindsey Kuper

And I can tell which of you guys are also freaky infofetishists by the ways in which you use tags, or don't.

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[User Picture]From: matchgirl
2005-07-20 02:20 pm (UTC)
it was fun seeing you at punk rock night. next week? (oh, and friday right?)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-07-21 12:33 am (UTC)
I wouldn't miss either one! And hiamanda is having a party Saturday. You should go! It's in your neck of the woods, and I'll be there.
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2005-07-20 03:54 pm (UTC)
re-kuper-ation complete . . .

reinitializing . . .
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-07-21 12:47 am (UTC)
You're adorable.
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From: rmfleming
2005-07-20 03:58 pm (UTC)
wait! I demand you make more pointed comments!

I also want to say that "infofetishist" is a little strong. But then I recall my professional choices. Damndamndamn.

Do you use them? I mean, are you ever interested in looking at progressions and reading, for instance, all of my posts on academics or life in general?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-07-21 12:45 am (UTC)
I think I've used theguiterrorist's and underwhelm's so far, and I'm using my own a lot, too.

There's a lot more they can be doing with this. I should be able to easily find, say, all posts from people on my friends list that are tagged with "programming", or all posts on LiveJournal that are tagged with "the wrens" and "intonation music festival". And users should have the option of displaying, say, the top 150 tags they've used (that's the cap for displayed interests, to cut down on database load, but ideally it'd be all of 'em) on their user info page.
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From: rmfleming
2005-07-21 05:48 am (UTC)
I happen to totally agree with you.

Let us never speak of our nerdiness ever again.

(you know, badass ninja image and whatnot.)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-07-22 12:55 am (UTC)
You're in library science grad school, woman. I can only dream of being that nerdy.

And I think it makes you more of a badass ninja.
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-07-20 06:18 pm (UTC)
i was away from LJ for so long (and i used ot use Xjournal anyway) that when tags started showing up, i thought you had hacked them into your journal (since yours was, for a while, the only one i saw that used them).
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-07-21 12:47 am (UTC)
Heh. No, I'm strangely unmotivated to hack LJ.
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[User Picture]From: cerulicante
2005-07-20 11:29 pm (UTC)
I like the tags, too, although I am not exactly clear on what they are supposed to do. I also wish they could integrate the lists into a dropdown box.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-07-21 12:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's a good idea. The LiveJournal folks know that UI design is not one of their strong points. I think they're hoping that Six Apart will be able to help them with that.

By themselves, the tags aren't supposed to do anything. They're just information.
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-07-21 02:57 am (UTC)
i think that, by themselves, they should learn to jig.
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[User Picture]From: cerulicante
2005-07-21 04:24 am (UTC)
I see Live Journal as a sort of overflow container for the excess thoughts that bubble and boil out of the top of my head and I think my tags reflect that.


So am I contributing to organizational entropy by refusing to assign logical titles to my tags or am I eschewing the need for discrete mental partitioning in favor of a free and open expression of my natural randomness?




MWAH HAH HAH, I AM AN ENIGMA WITH A GUITAR THAT CANNOT HOLD A TUNE ON THE HIGH E STRING.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-07-21 03:37 pm (UTC)
So am I contributing to organizational entropy by refusing to assign logical titles to my tags or am I eschewing the need for discrete mental partitioning in favor of a free and open expression of my natural randomness?

Awesome, thought-provoking question. I think you're doing both!
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