Folksonomies, memes and misunderstanding

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I was thinking about individuals tagging and organising their own content using tools such as Delicious , and then making them available to others. The Holistic Web blogpost Taxonomy vs Folksonomy says it all really - a taxonomy is predictable, whereas a folksonomy is flexible.

#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.

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The changing Web

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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.

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Semantic technologies and learning

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collaborative tagging, social networking, mash-ups, and wikis), lightweight representation of semantics and metadata is used in the form of folksonomies, user comments, and ratings. Collaborative tagging and folksonomies for multimedia learning objects.

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

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).

Tags, Search Effectiveness, Personal Benefits

Tony Karrer

From Bill Ives - Where Tagging Works and Where Tagging Doesn’t Work – Search Engine Lowdown I guess I tend to agree with Danny Sulliivan about the tagging and search but that is not the original intention of tagging. A closely related great series of articles can be found at What are the Personal Benefits of Tagging? -

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LearnTrends Live: Harold Jarche on PKM

Jay Cross

“Categories&# are your personal folksonomy. “Making explicit&# is tagging and pigeon-holing. Personal Knowledge Management. BIG KM (corporate) | Little KM | Personal KM. Lots going on. Books, blogs, bookmarks, tags, etc.

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

Big Dog, Little Dog

Folksonomy: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mess (podcast). Discussion of variouss topics important to folksonomies. Surprising aspects of the implementation of tagging in various environments and approaches to balancing the needs of the system to the desires of the user are discussed from various viewpoints Visual Literacy. Incongruities intensify meaning by creating contrasts or juxtapositions that stimulate the emotions, the intellect and imagination.

The architecture of learning

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Social tagging for example, is becomes increasingly stronger as people populate it with content and links. The emergent properties of content organisation are folksonomies, and are the product of loose organised that is bottom-up rather than top-down.

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.

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.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

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This is a continuation from yesterday''s post on changing roles , disruptive innovation and the survival of higher education. Changing Times It is now time to take stock. My two keynotes were conceived, written and presented over a decade ago in 2000, at a time when the Web was still in its infancy.

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. 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.

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. 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.

Pinterest? Not a fan.but I'm paying attention.the Re-Rise of the Visual

Mark Oehlert

Remember when people thought that stuff like folksonomies and tagging and wikis and blogs and micro-blogging and activity streams and GAMES would NEVER get inside the corporate firewall? I think I have a Pinterest account. I may have pinned something at some time.

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. I followed as the third speaker, with my session on wikis and collaborative learning, and the session was capped off by an overview of social software from Antonio Huertas (Open University of Catalonia, Spain) who dealt with 'Wikis, blogs and tagging in education'.

More rogue.

Janet Clarey

Karl mentions templates, simplified (read standardized) tagging, guidelines, etc. As designers, we need to provide templates for meaningful contributions of one peer to another, perhaps a sample blog entry to use as a model, or a method of standardizing contributions, a list of key words so the folksonomy is limited, something that ties strategies to contributions to encourage learning and retention of the content contributed.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

Vander Wal, who coined the term “folksonomy,” focuses on the huge untapped potential for social tools with discussions about making it easier for enterprise social tool adoption, tagging, getting tools to mesh, modifying Web 2.0

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December's BIG QUESTION!!! Part I

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Podcasting, videocasting, Corporate YouTube, Tagging, folksonomies vs. taxonomies, social networking, are a few of the elements that make up the new ecosystem we called Learning2.0. What will you remember most about 2006?