What is the difference between tags and categories?

Aug 8, 2008 at 6:30 PM
I'm getting my blogengine.net site up and running and realized I don't know when to use tags vs. when to use categories.  Anyone have any insight on this?  Is it strictly a preference thing, or are there functional/technical implications as well?  If someone wouldn't mind replying with a brief overview I'd really appreciate it!

Arthur Dent
Jul 2, 2010 at 5:27 AM
Edited Jul 2, 2010 at 5:34 AM
Posting this to help future searchers...reasonable explanation provided here