Tagging matters

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How can we take into account the actual work of marking up content while we "weave a web of data"? Fitting specific content into generalist schemas is not just a transparent layer that enables machines to finally 'read' the Web. For activists, artists and small cultural organisations who want to share data on-line, tagging matters as an intense editorial work which enables reflection and writing, rather than that it simply creates abstract possibilities. What fits where and connects to what?