Folksonomies, memes and misunderstanding

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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." Folksonomy is not chaotic though, and does require some organisation by individuals - there is always some intelligence behind it, or as James Surowiecki has aptly suggested - the 'wisdom of the crowd'. Taxonomies are imposed, but folksonomies are democratic.

Museums and Folksonomies

Skilful Minds

A folksonomy results from distinct ways of organizing cultural categories developed from the tags, keywords, people use to describe specific content, or services, on the web. The emphasis in folksonomies is on organizing data, not making friends. social networking

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Data & Training, Learning, Folksonomy, Scenario Learning, Outsourcing, & Rapid eLearning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Folksonomy folktales - KM World. Folksonomies are the exact opposite of the wisdom of crowds. Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data - New York Times. Science these days has basically turned into a data-management problem. For the most part, university students have used rather modest computing systems to support their studies.

E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

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Includes social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups and folksonomies. Tags: folksonomy blog wiki content development authoring tools podcast read/write web mashup elearning development E-Learning authoring tools are part of a larger organizational infrastructure and learning ecosystem which typically includes hardware, software, content delivery mechanisms, and processes that support the delivery and management of learning programs.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

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40years blogging education FaceBook folksonomies learning social media tagging Technology TwitterPrevious posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. I first started working in the field of educational technology in January 1976, at a time when technology was used more for teaching than it was for learning.

Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives

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Folksonomy Flaneur rhizomatic learning social web hyperlink nomad education digital media learning post modernismPostmodernist views of society can be appropriated as lenses to analyse the personalised use of digital technology. Consumers of Web based content tend to search randomly and nomadically, due to the multi-layered, multi-directional nature of hyperlinked media and this aligns neatly with some post modern theory.

Learning pathways

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There is also evidence that learning communities informally decide their own priorities, often observed in the emerging folksonomies that result when digital content is organised, shared and curated. Folksonomy heutagogy education knowledge learning school rhizomeI recently heard a story about the building of a new university campus. Unusually, the architect hadn't designed any pedestrian paths into his plan.

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The changing Web

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has spawned concepts such as folksonomy, ‘Darwikianism’ and the ‘wisdom of the crowds’ (Kamel Boulos et al, 2006). wikis Folksonomy social networking podcasting education tagging RSS darwikianism learningThis is number 4 in the series of blog posts entitled 'Shaping Education for the Future.' Yesterday's post can be found at this link. The web is constantly changing.

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Up Pompey

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I hope to explore some of the possibilities and potential of tools such as blogs, wikis, microblogs and aggregators, and will also explore mashups, social tagging, and concepts such as 'wisdom of crowds' and folksonomies. Tags: Manish Malik Folksonomy blog Web 2.0 When I was a lot younger I was a guitarist in a rock band. We were touring in 1982, and one of our bookings took us to play in the main hall of Portsmouth Polytechnic.

Google-de-Gook

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Web-lish to replace English runs the title, and the author, Ben Camm-Jones writes: 'New words coined to describe things we encounter on the internet can be pretty awful, but 'folksonomy' has been voted the worst of the lot.' He also rules that 'Folksonomy' is a word that makes you want to 'howl in the night'. Tags: Folksonomy Web-lish Don't suppose you've seen the latest article from BBC News about language on the web, have you?

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 2/03/2005

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A very, very simple overview of Folksonomies. India should be a Knowledge Superpower! More and more people logging on in China

Knowledge and Learning in the News - Jan 23

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Folksonomies: A New Opportunity For Marketers. What's Wrong with a Dehumanized E-Learning Space, Anyway? Unwanted, disliked, dishonest: Performance appraisals must go. It's Not Your Father's e-Learning. Learning About Yourself. Creating Knowledge: Heavy Metal Umlaut For a short text article about it, see Jon Udell's Weblog

knowledge and Learning In The News - 7/20/2006

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Folksonomies: A User-Driven Approach to Organizing Content - UI. Folksonomies, a new user-driven approach to organizing information, may help alleviate some of the challenges of taxonomies. Sites with folksonomies include two basic capabilities: they let users add "tags" to information and they create navigational links out of those tags to help users find and organize that information later. 50 ways to become a better designer - Computer Arts. What is design?

LearnTrends: Microlearning

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folksonomy rather than standardization. These are my live blogged notes from Janet Clarey’s LearnTrends session on Microlearning. My side comments are in italics. Official description: Microlearning: Beyond Learning Objects and Just-in-time Performance Support. The need and pressure to learn continually, coupled with limited time available to learn, make new digital media viable for professional development.

Data, People, or Something In Between: Clearing Your Path to Career Mobility

Degreed

This approach leverages the data and actions of your employees, resulting in a dynamic folksonomy of sorts that can be used for social learning as well as organizational curation.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 8/10/2005

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Folksonomy: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mess (podcast). Discussion of variouss topics important to folksonomies. Visual Literacy. Incongruities intensify meaning by creating contrasts or juxtapositions that stimulate the emotions, the intellect and imagination. A good way to build incongruous ideas into your images is to conceive images in terms of opposites and contradictions. Principles of Distributed Representation.

Tools 2.0

Bottom-Line Performance

Instead of one expert categorizing information in taxonomy, lots of people can contribute to that categorization with folksonomy. Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year, and is feeling ready for 2010. Our blog topic for the month of January will be Web 2.0 and training. There has been a lot of talk over the past few years about Web 2.0 and how it changes EVERYTHING. Then again, the term web 2.0

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Social Bookmarking: Your Favorites Really Want to be Free

Mike Taylor

BTW, the art of tagging by folks who are not librarians or catalogers is called “folksonomy.”). Raise your hand if you’ve ever experienced any of these things: A computer crash wiped out all of the favorites from your web browser. You wanted to access a bookmark on your work computer from home (Or vice versa). You couldn’t find a bookmark you know you saved because there are too many or you didn’t remember which folder you put it in.

LearnTrends Live: Harold Jarche on PKM

Jay Cross

“Categories&# are your personal folksonomy. Personal Knowledge Management. BIG KM (corporate) | Little KM | Personal KM. Lots going on. Books, blogs, bookmarks, tags, etc. Harold asked himself, “What is it I actually do?&#. “Sorting&# means filtering one’s sources. Weekly overview of interesting stuff found on Twitter: tagged as Friday Favorites and posted weekly. “Making explicit&# is tagging and pigeon-holing. “Retrieving&# is recall.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 7/14/2005

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Leslie Marmon Silko, Laguna Tribe Wikipedia's Word on Folksonomy. There's a debate at the online encyclopedia Wikipedia about a new listing for the word folksonomy, which it defines as "a neologism for a practice of collaborative categorization using freely chosen keywords." Mirror Neurons (video) We humans are really good at reading faces and bodies. A recently discovered system in the brain may help explain why we humans can get so worked up watching other people.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

Folksonomy (11) Knowledge (233) Off-shore (7) Leadership (44) Creative Commons (16) Back when we still had hope that folksonomy (tagging) would make sense of the flood of content. I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training. In each case, these are crude in that they look only at what terms people are using in a given content set.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 4/15/2006

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The Name Game - folksonomies - CIO. From a collaboration and knowledge-sharing perspective, that's what's neat about folksonomies What's Noteworthy on Learners, Learning & Schooling - McRel. Schools operating within the industrial age model of education do not provide working and learning environments that support the autonomous and independent contributions befitting life in an information age society.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 6/20/2005

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Why RSS and Folksonomies Are Becoming So Big. An RSS feed is a blog distilled to its core essence. If you look at the output of an RSS feed in a reader, you'll see no comments, no trackbacks and (for the most part) no design. It's the better blog. It's pure data. Deep, Dark Secrets of His and Her Brains. Sandra Witelson had studied scores of brains looking for gender differences. Then she found one that made a difference: Einstein's. Google vs. Yahoo: Clash of cultures.

Learning Solutions day 3: Saved the best for the last #LS2011

Challenge to Learn

And if that is not enough they connected these two to Ontologies, Taxonomies, Folksonomies and controled vocabularies. Today was incredible, my best conference day ever (and I have been to a few conferences). In the morning I attended 4 great sessions, the conference ended at noon. After that I walked to a mall and did some shopping. Back in the hotel I worked a bit and then got to spent some time at the pool, reading in Nancy Duarte’s book.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 6/1/2005

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Folksonomies? Human Performance: If you don't find it often, you often don't find it. In some sequences of images, an item would be present half the time, and the volunteers missed only 7 percent of them. But when the item appeared only 10 times in every 1,000 images, their error rate rocketed to 30 percent. The Education Podcast Network. The Education Podcast Network is "an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers.

Learning theories for the digital age

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How might we begin to understand the issues surrounding folksonomies, peer learning, or collaborative informal learning that seem to occur spontaneously, outside the classroom, spanning the entire globe - using old theories that were written to describe what happens in a classroom? I pointed out recently that many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age.

Tags, Search Effectiveness, Personal Benefits

Tony Karrer

So for me, it's not quite the folksonomy effect that most people talk about, but based on these articles, I'm starting to think that's what other people are finding as well A couple of interesting recent posts and my experience in my Collaborative Learning Class has me thinking about the usefulness of Tags both personally and in workgroups.

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Finders keepers, losers weepers

Clive on Learning

The alternative, of course, is a bottom-up effort whereby users apply their own tags to online content, evolving in the process what are now commonly known as folksonomies. Peter quotes David Sifry: Unlike rigid taxonomy schemes that people dislike, the ease of tagging for personal organisation with social incentives leads to a rich and discoverable folksonomy. A while back, someone (I think it was Jay Cross ) posted about Ambient Findability by Peter Morville.

The Foundations for Successful Digital Performance Support

Epilogue Systems

The Performance Support delivered is narrowed to their job role, the application, process, workflow and transaction on which they are working and, as a plus, also filtered by other organizational metadata or folksonomy. If you are considering Digital Performance Support (“DPS”) as part of the on-boarding and user experience for your application or application project, it’s important to know, as with any new capability, there’s a right way to do it and there’s definitely a wrong way.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 10/16/2005

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Folksonomy' Carries Classifieds Beyond SWF and 'For Sale' - New York Times. October 16, 2005. Reflections. Awakening Faith in an Alternative Future" by Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers. Drawn from the introductory chapters of Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future. Hype Cycle - Gartner Group. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, assessing the maturity, impact and adoption speed of 44 technologies and trends over the coming decade.

Many encounters

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tools (I demonstrated the wisdom of crowds, folksonomies and social tagging through a number of 'get out of your seat' activities which seemed to go down well) and problem based learning. I had a very busy, and slightly bizarre day today filled with encounters. Started the morning off having breakfast with Informal Learning guru Jay Cross in the lounge of the K-West hotel, in Kensington, West London.

Next generation learning

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has seen as shift toward user generated content, and the emergent property of folksonomies. In my previous blog post, the architecture of learning , I outlined some of the key characteristics of learning in a digital age, and started to identify some of the main differences between Learning 1.0 before social media) and Learning 2.0.

Taskonomies: Why beer and diapers go well together

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I also love the idea of Folksonomies instead of taxonomies. Thanks eLearningPost for reminding me about Don Norman and the jnd.org , and specifically the post titled Logic Versus Usage: The Case for Activity-Centered Design Reading The Design of Everyday Things had strong impact on my career. It's a must read for all instructional designers, heck everyone should read it.but I digress. The concept of taskonomy REALLY rings true for me. Especially in this new web2.0 world.

The architecture of learning

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The emergent properties of content organisation are folksonomies, and are the product of loose organised that is bottom-up rather than top-down. One of the characteristics of Web 2.0, according to the man who coined the phrase, is to be found in its architecture. As far as Tim O'Reilly is concerned, Web 2.0 tools are configured in such a way that they 'get smarter the more people use them.' This facet was explained very clearly in Michael Wesch's excellent video Web 2.0.

Parabolic learning

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We have previously explored a number of learning theories, new learning technologies, concepts around crowdsourcing, wisdom of crowds, folksonomies and user generated content, Web 2.0, Reflection and Amplification Now that I have some time, I can sit down and reflect on an extraordinary two hour session with my BA Education Studies students this morning.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

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tools include popular applications such as blogs, wikis and podcasting; social networking sites such as Facebook; photo and video sharing services such as Flickr and YouTube; social tagging, aggregation and curation of content; the use of Twitter to connect with, and create massive personal learning networks ; and concepts such as the folksonomy , Darwikianism and the wisdom of crowds (Kamel Boulos, Maramba and Wheeler, 2006).

EDEN saw play.

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Tom Wambeke's (KATHO, Belgium) session entitled 'Educational Blogging: in search of a general taxonomy', concluded that folksonomies were less hierarchical and more appropriate measures of blogs. Now I've had time to reflect upon the EDEN Conference in Napoli last week, I can report that it was a successful conference.