Kicking off SOCAP16 at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

Connection Cafe

This taxonomy will enable us to aggregate data and provide benchmarking services for the purpose of supporting corporations, foundations, and NPOs to connect over shared interests. Greetings from San Francisco!

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Social Architecture Part 2: Hierarchy, Taxonomy, Ideology (and Comics)

Museum 2.0

Jeremy Price offered a comment on my last blog post with a link to an excellent article by Lee Shulman on the uses and abuses of taxonomies in educational theory. As she puts it: Taxonomies exist to classify and to clarify, but they also serve to guide and to goad. …

NpTech Tag Cross Blog Discussion: What do those guidelines look like?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How are they different from taxonomies? Gavin's post does a great job explaining the definitions and the advantages of a taxonomy over a folksonomy. Alf Gracombe (a relatively new in the nptech blogosphere and whose blog looks promising) suggests that the debate reflects the shifting paradigm away from the more traditional content taxonomies to the emerging folksonomies on today???s Sort of an emergent taxonomy.

Drupal 101: Navigation

Idealware

Today we'll look at site structure, and how menus, blocks and taxonomies can make your site navigable for your visitors. Taxonomies All of the above is fine for sites without a lot of content. For this, use the Taxonomy module.

NpTech Conference Call Notes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Is that a formalized taxonomy or not? There is a usefulness for a formal taxonomy or making it easy to find specific items, particularly for second wave adopters who may not be good at pattern analysis skills or people who can deal with messier data. There is interest is seeing the NpTech Site become a central place to go for information, updates, or whatever is happening with NpTech Tag, not exlusively a place to aggregate nptech tagged items.

Drupal 101

Idealware

For example, the nptech aggregator at nptech,info uses Drupal's excellent RSS aggregation functions extensively, and not much else. But, having installed and tried standalone RSS aggregators like Gregarius , it became clear that Drupal was just as good an aggregator and, if desired, much, much more. Define the site Taxonomy. While you can build a site without a taxonomy, you should only do so for a simple site.

What are the best Twitter measurement tools and how are you using them?

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Alistair suggested a taxonomy. Aggregate (a Twitter user's followers or friends). We got as far as listing the places where Twitter tools are aggregated: Twitter Apps Wiki Twitter Apps That Give You Insight WeareMedia Toolbox: Twitter Laurie Lee Dooley's Delicious List Brian Solis: Twitter Tools for Community ComMetrics: 100 Best Twitter Tools The next step is identify the best ones for measurement.

Guest Post by Stephanie McAuliffe: SoCap09 - Day 2 Roundup

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People are open sourcing their metrics, and building taxonomy. To get the market from niche to mainstream people are working on taxonomy, metrics and peer and trend ratings. The group, in collaboration with other impact investors and intermediaries, has developed a set of standards (taxonomy) that would facilitate comparisons of financial, operational, and impact data. Photo by Stephanie McAuliffe. Note from Beth: This guest post is part 2 of coverage of SoCap 09. .

Cross Blog Discussion: NpTech Tag

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Obviously, it ain't no taxonomy and it shouldn't substitute for one. What if we thought of the NPTech Tag as a way to aggregate and facilitate a more focused distributed conversation and the summary is, well, a summary. I've been reflecting on some of the points made about the pros/cons of the NpTech Tag and the comment that Laura Quinn left here. I scan the tagged items every week and do a pattern analysis and summary of these undifferentiated items.

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Allan Benamer's NpTech Tag Meta Feed Digg Plig Collaborative Search Mashup

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Many useful observations and questions raised about how to analyze the tagging data we've collected and how to move from a folksonomy to a taxonomy. We also discussed the aggregation and publishing side and some initial goals for the NPTech Community site.

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Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

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What the Hashtag is a simple tool for aggregating tweets into a transcript and some simple stats, but after experiencing Marc Meyerand Jason Breed ’s Hashtag Social Media Chat and their tool that aggregates tweets, I need to do some re-thinking. Colorado Project.

Collabulary, Not Folksonomy

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Later, a section about tagging, this difference is explained in more detail: The term folksonomy is generally acknowledged to have been coined by Thomas Vander Wal, whose ideas on what a folksonomy is stem, in part, from his experience of building taxonomy systems in commercial environments and finding that successful retrieval was often poor because users could not ???guess??? By aggregating the results of folksonomy production it is possible to see how additional value can be created.

Game Friday: Tagging For Fun

Museum 2.0

Instead of searching based only on the taxonomy assigned by the authority who runs the site (i.e. Let’s play a game. It’s called Tag this Image! Here’s how it works. You look at this picture. Now, write down the words that you associate with the picture. Are you having fun yet?

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Strengthen Your Community with a Knowledge Sharing Network

NTEN

Marnie Webb introduced the nptech tag to help aggregate nonprofit technology content. Automated systems can aggregate content coming from particular blogs, people, companies, keywords, or some combination of these. By Laura Norvig, Special Librarian, the Resource Center. Whether your nonprofit organization provides services or advocates for a cause, your stakeholders have common interests.

NpTechTag Summary: Connected Conversations, Live Blogging, and Other Great Finds

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Many useful observations and questions raised about how to analyze the tagging data we've collected and how to move from a folksonomy to a taxonomy. We also discussed the aggregation and publishing side and some initial goals for the NPTech Community site.

Free2choose and the Social Dimension of Polling Interactives

Museum 2.0

Early in the life of this blog, I stumbled into a taxonomy of how social platforms work that I call the hierarchy of participation. At level three, the visitor is polled about the issue and sees her result compared to the cumulative aggregate.

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NPTech Metatag Feed — why it’s broken and how to fix it | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Because of the multiple streams, they’re aggregated into either the Feedburner or Feedjumbler feeds but neither of those feed services provide a database for permanent storage. What you are describing are the pros/cons and differences between taxonomies and folksonomies, centralized versus decentralized, controlled vocabularies versus tags versus search. With the CSE, there are NO artificial distinctions between a taxonomy and a folksonomy.

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Social Entrepreneur API interim report, July 2009

Social Actions

Fortunately, developing the initial taxonomy/schema proceeded smoothly. Pending: Jason Mott of the Ronin Tech Collective will log hours through the end of July to deploy the existing open source code-base for the purpose of aggregating information about social entrepreneurs. Social Actions prepared this interim report for the Social Entrepreneur API in mid-July. It describes the project's process and progress in anticipation of last week's public launch, announced at SOCAP09.

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Social Actions Community Call, July 2009

Social Actions

Allows us to look at any data that’s out there, publishing opportunities to take action, and transfer that data to our schema for aggregation and distribution. so that we can aggregate really rich information about actions without needing these groups to integrate with and adopt the Open Actions XML schema. There’s no action-oriented taxonomy right now. On July 1, 2009, Social Actions convened a Community Conference Call. Below is the transcript from that discussion ~.

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