All right. My project includes a small case study, enabling me to compare free text searching and tag searching in terms of retrieval of alternative views. The case I have chosen is the debate surrounding mercury in vaccines, in relation to causes of childhood autism.
I don't have to study the issue per se, but I do need to look at the sites I retrieve in order to look for viewpoints, communities represented, that kind of thing.
I find that as I read about vaccines, thimerosal, chelation, amalgam fillings, symptoms of mercury poisoning, symptoms of autism, clinical evidence, parental experience, I am slowly filled with a deep craving for a really big tunafish sandwich.
I wonder what that says about me. Probably that I should go back to my project and get some more work done.