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Folksonomy Presentation

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Folksonomy Presentation

  1. 1. By Luke Jarrat, Alina Pritchard, Ryan Marks & Amit Nathwani
  2. 2. Web 2.0• “Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices” Tim O’Reilly• User does not have to be technically inept• Content can be placed on multiple platforms• No need to download programs, software etc.
  3. 3. Folksonomy• It is a type of distributed classification system• Individuals and groups create these systems• Tags are added to items online by users
  4. 4. The History of Folksonomy• Meta data was born in the late 1990s• Delicious created in 2003• Users were able to tag using key words• Thomas Vander Wal created the term Folksonomy.• A hybrid of folk and taxonomy
  5. 5. Folk and Taxonomy• Martin Lister defines taxonomy “a particular classification scheme”• Folk = common people• Combined = social classification of social matters
  6. 6. How people use tags• All Social media use tags so it is widely available• Identify pictures• Grouping a topic in one place
  7. 7. Hash Tagging (#)• Twitter• # allow users to get the information they require• @ tag people
  8. 8. Advantages of Tagging• It defines the user• People can see other people who are tagging the same thing• Browsing made easier• Cost saving because tagging taps into an existing base of information
  9. 9. Disadvantages of Tagging• Could lead to miscommunication or false presentation of data/identity• You have a lack of control over how you’re tagged• Privacy issues that arise from tagging
  10. 10. How to improve tagging• A subject has to be accepted before being published• Auto correct
  11. 11. Conclusion• Folksonomy is a positive trait of web 2.0• Represents progression• Shows how unique people are• There are some flaws, however

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