2 thoughts on “Metadata is your friend

  1. Paul Chavez

    I started using delicious after reading David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous for this very reason. I’ve collected only 1648 bookmarks, but they’re all tagged and accessible easily.

    I wish Windows had a tagging system instead of having to go into file properties to do this. File folders are an obsolete ball and chain – tagging could work much better instead. How silly is it that a file has be to constrained by being “physically” in a file folder instead of tagged with all of the relevant associations that apply to any given file?

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  2. Oscar Gonzalez

    Excellent advice, using this metadata will definitely help you in the future when you’re looking for files. It really is important that we take a few seconds to fill this information out when we create new files. It will help us in the future, and it is especially important if you are going to publish it online as it will help you with SEO when the search engines come around to reading metadata from all files.

    Thanks for the post!

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