Monday, June 25, 2007

Week 6: thing 13 and my resistance to it.

Ha. I just noticed del.icio.us is #13. I have explored del.icio.us before and find myself strangely resistant to this technology. I cannot clearly state why, but I have a few glimmers of why this tool is not for me. The reasons seem contradictory, but for me they are not. I am a messy person ( hard to admit as a librarian, but I function kind of well in chaos). I love cataloging, because it forces order on me,to think and use terms in a consistent manner and also because I see it as a long and lovely logical task. But I don't operate that way in normally. I guess I can see myself making my del.icio.us tags so inconsistent that they would become useless to me. I have never established a good personal filing system, my photos are still in envelopes from film processing 15 years ago . Why do I think I'll be good at organizing this aspect of my life? Really, won't it just add to the chaos and clutter?

I have registered and will use it though. I can see its usefulness! For example, I like the idea of a unique tag for working together on group projects. I also like the idea of the authority established by number of tags and links.

Will it be my lucky 13?
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1 comment:

School Library Learning 2.0 Team said...

Hey, spell checkers are always useful! Your "I don't Know" key is fun. Thanks.

Enjoy.