Burglars Do Social Tagging Too

Following up from my post of yesterday acknowledging that small homogeneous communities can use consistent and useful folksonomies, here’s this intriguing post from the Pasta&Vinegar weblog about the tags that burglars put on houses – sharing their knowledge with their peers! I suppose this works to help them warn off competitors for the same property, and also to alert peers to properties that they have decided not to give a go at – a bit like referrals and client knowledge sharing between consultants? Also check out the link to hobo (tramp) tags in the comments to this post. Thanks to Thomas Vander Wal for this.


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