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Wednesday, February 23, 2005
From a conversation this afternoon: the tags used in folksonomies are deliberately stupid. They are atomic units of information. So a tag can be any atomic unit--it doesn't have to be a word, it could be a URL, a zip code, or anything else you can think of that isn't reducible.