Folksonomies, memes and misunderstanding

Learning with e's

I was thinking about individuals tagging and organising their own content using tools such as Delicious , and then making them available to others. 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." There always has to be some organisation at an individual level, or there would be no folksonomy at the community level - all would remain chaotic.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

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.

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Semantic technologies and learning

Learning with e's

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. YouTube multimedia Folksonomy e-learning Meta tagging user generated content semantic web mobile learning ontologies Web 2.0The January special issue of Interactive Learning Environments is out right now.

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). wikis Folksonomy social networking podcasting education tagging RSS darwikianism learning

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Up Pompey

Learning with e's

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.

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.

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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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.

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. 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.

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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.

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. 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

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.

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.

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.

Learning with e's

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'.

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. Oh yeah, here it is.this is what I saw when I logged into Pinterest this morning.for some reason it thinks I'm VERY into aprons. Anyway, that's not the point (BTW I do have HUGE apron collection ;-)).

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 T wo years ago, DevLearn and KM World took place simultaneously in downtown San Jose. I sensed that learning and knowledge management were converging and invited bloggers form both sides to get together at the Tidehouse to share viewpoints and guzzle beer.

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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? I've been planning my year in review post and just noticed THE BIG QUESTION. 2006 has been a GREAT year! I have several events to be remembered but most importantly 2006 will be remembered as the year of The Learning Triad: blogs, wikis, and RSS.