& Co--Renaissance of Manual Indexing?
Thomas Vander Wal coined the word folksonomy in 2004 to describe the "the result of personal free tagging of information and objects (anything with a URL) for one's own retrieval" (2007), as compared with uncontrolled keyword indexing in early databases, where the intention was to promote retrieval by others.
Structure and form of folksonomy tags: The road to the public library catalogue.
0 facilities such as wikis, blogs, photo sharing, podcasting, social software such as facebook, folksonomy
and (geo)tagging, as well as RSS feeds, users contribute to the collection of georeferenced materials available via the web.
A good example of the wisdom of crowds is the notion of folksonomy
, or tagging, defined by Wikipedia as "a collaboratively generated, open-ended labeling system that enables Internet users to categorize content" (6).
Standardized cataloging is crucial for communication between computer systems, but patrons now have an expectation of social interaction on the Internet, as evidenced by the popularity of folksonomy.
Subject cataloging has certain features that distinguish it from folksonomy.
This shared language is working as a folksonomy
Abstract: Folksonomy expands the collaborative process by allowing contributors to index content.
Unlike classical classification systems, such as the Dewey universal classification, contributors to a folksonomy are not bound by a pre-defined terminology, but can adopt whatever terms they like to classify their resources.
(using a new twist on tags and tag clouds)
, Taxonomies: What, How, and When?
I've explored everything from wikis and folksonomy
to mobile and viral marketing and am looking forward to discussing the future of social networking technologies with such a diverse, distinguished group of panelists.
Top 10 links to Wikipedia from blogs: Podcasting, Hurricane Katrina, AJAX (a web programming script), Flying Spaghetti Monster (blogger Bobby Henderson's alternative theory to "intelligent design"), United States, Wiki, Folksonomy
, London subway bombings, Web 2.
Tagging, or Folksonomy
represents an alternative and complement to traditional enterprise rigid ontology.