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  1. Apr 2020
    1. Perhaps the best way to understand the weird things that people do with folksonomy tags is to appeal, not to information science, but to narratology, the study of narrative structures. Traditional narratology recognizes four basic forms of narrative structure: romance, in which we fight against the constraints of the universe and overcome those constraints; tragedy, in which we fight against the constraints of the universe and succumb to those constraints; comedy, in which we fight against the constraints of the universe and then find those constraints to be in harmony with our goals; and satire, which ridicules the notion that experience can be comprehended by an organizing structure of any kind.

      Something about the broadness of these definitions really appeals to me.