The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

tools include popular applications such as blogs, wikis and podcasting; social networking sites such as FaceBook and LinkedIn; photo and videosharing services such as Flickr and YouTube; familiar utilities such as RSS feeds, social tagging (e.g. has spawned concepts such as folksonomy, ‘Darwikianism’ and the ‘wisdom of the crowds’ (Kamel Boulos et al, 2006). Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 27, 65-67. Health Informatics and Libraries Journal, 24(1), 2-23.

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Social Bookmarking: Your Favorites Really Want to be Free

Mike Taylor

Tagging can eliminate (or at least minimize) time-sucking searches for that elusive bookmark you know is in there somewhere. Tagging. Tagging is a flexible, informal way of categorizing that allows you to associate keywords with online content (web pages, pictures & posts). Even if you’re not sure what tagging is, you’ve already seen it in action on sites like Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Diigo, and many others. Tagging helps bring order to online content.

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Finders keepers, losers weepers

Clive on Learning

Of the two, Peter has no doubt which has primacy: Findability precedes usability In the alphabet and on the web You can't use what you can't find Historically, efforts at improving findability have been led by librarians, through elaborate systems of classification and meta tagging. This may have worked in the context of the library, but there is neither the will nor the resources available to categorise and label the billions of assets on the web on a top-down basis.

Taskonomies: Why beer and diapers go well together

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I also love the idea of Folksonomies instead of taxonomies. I think the idea of user, or group generated tagging and organization is VERY closely related to taskonomy. Definitely read the article.here's a good piece: "The hardware store organization is based upon a taxonomy : appropriate for libraries and for stores where the major problem is locating the desired item out of context.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

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).