In “Folk Wisdom for Web Sites,” John Bohannon of ScienceNOW Daily News reported about research on how tagging sites develop a “folksonomy” for content. What are folksonomies?

One of the hottest areas for social scientists studying online interactions is so-called folksonomies. A taxonomy is a categorization system created by a group of experts, but a folksonomy is created spontaneously by millions of strangers through a process called tagging.

Nice. Words are such fun. I’m sorry (and surprised) I hadn’t run into this one before.



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  1. Pingback: Waldo Jaquith » Blog » The origin of self-assembling taxonomies.

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