Volume 15, Issue 3 - May-June 2011
Tag, You’re It!z
As a little kid the term “tag” simply meant that ever-entertaining game
of chase. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of the hours spent
in the late summer afternoons playing tag in my backyard with the neighborhood
kids. Of course, we were interested in other games too and the game of
tag eventually evolved into something different from just “tagging” someone.
When I was introduced to “freeze tag” I thought that the game’s inventors
must be pure genius. I couldn’t believe that we hadn’t been playing this
form of tag all along. Since those summer days of endless play the term
“tag” has taken on all new meanings. I find myself playing “telephone
tag” frequently when trying to get in touch with all of these vendors
for my upcoming nuptials and now due to the invention of Facebook the
term, “tag me” takes on a whole new meaning. Facebook adopted the phrase
“tag” in relation to linking photos of people to their personal profile.
So if some fascinating and equally charming magazine editor takes your
picture at a show she can now tag the photo on Facebook to link it back
to your profile and ultimately you.