Clues on How to TagAnother helpful webpage I found via the ItrainOnline portal explains in easy-to-understand terms how to use tagging to organize webpages you want to keep track of.
Tagging is an important step beyond simply flagging a webpage as a "favorite." By using tags, you are able to characterize the content of a page with one or more labels that are meaningful to you. For example, you might give the NASA Image Exchange site the tag of "publicdomainimages" or "space" or "astronauts" or whatever else identifies what about the site makes it significant for you.
Furthermore, by using a service like del.icio.us, you can share your collection of tagged pages with others who may benefit from the categorizing you've done. By the same token, you can browse at del.icio.us to see what other people have tagged that may be of interest to you.
All of this is explained with admirable clarity by Andy Carvin, in his blog at the PBS website. The specific blog entry is here.
Labels: Taxonomy and tagging