Folksonomies, memes and misunderstanding
Learning with e's
JUNE 4, 2009
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." The Holistic Web blogpost Taxonomy vs Folksonomy says it all really - a taxonomy is predictable, whereas a folksonomy is flexible.