Folksonomies, memes and misunderstanding
Learning with e's
JUNE 4, 2009
Taking issue with it in his blogpost he says: "A folksonomy loses its qualities as a folksonomy once you have someone 'organising' it, and will quickly become a taxonomy." Memes are units of information or ideas that are transmitted from mind to mind through speech, written word or, more than likely in the digital age, through a social network. They tend to emerge without being planned and spread virally. Taxonomies are imposed, but folksonomies are democratic.