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." 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.