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Folksonomies: Diverse, Democratic and Evolving Classification

by Interaction Designer at Thomson Reuters on May 27, 2009

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As the Internet and computer systems grow in size and complexity, users are having more difficulty finding web objects. Traditional top-down taxonomies are being assisted by the bottom-up approach of ...

As the Internet and computer systems grow in size and complexity, users are having more difficulty finding web objects. Traditional top-down taxonomies are being assisted by the bottom-up approach of folksonomies. This classification system is a result of the aggregation of social tagging in the user’s own language (Vander Wal, 2007). Folksonomies have emerged as a powerful component of the Web 2.0 landscape. This presentation explores the current state of folksonomies.

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  • javelina Ellie Kesselman, Risk analyst Fine overview of social tagging and difference between folksonomies, taxonomy and metadata. 3 years ago
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