Folksonomy Presentation

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A presentation about folksonomy, a tagging system used with web 2.0

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Folksonomy Presentation

  1. 1. Folksonomy is used to categorize and retrieve Web pages, photographs, Web links and other Web content using open ended labels called tags. Typically, folksonomies are Internet-based, but their use may occur in other contexts as well.
  2. 2.  Folksonomies became popular on the Web around 2004 as part of social software applications such as social bookmarking and photograph annotation. Tagging, which is one of the defining characteristics of Web 2.0 services, allows users to collectively classify and find information. Some websites include tag clouds as a way to visualize tags in a folksonomy.
  3. 3.  An example of this is the hashtags used on social networking site Twitter. Hashtags were most notable during the San Diego forest fires in 2007 when Nate Ritter used the hashtag: “sandiegofire” to identify his updates related to the disaster.

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