Taxonomy VS Folksonomy: Google Fight

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Holly at NTEN has a post titled " Taxonomy vs Folksonomy." Taxonomy won! Holly also posted a response to the How Are You Using the NpTech Tag with " Taxonomies are for Chumps " post. " So, with the fight metaphor, I couldn't resist running a googlefight.

Great reads from around the web on July 18th

Amy Sample Ward

To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). Today, I’ll start with a basic taxonomy of these trends, and unpack each one over time. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of July 18th).

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

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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.

Building Blocks of Social Media - Webinar slides and notes

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If you are using Delicious, for example, you don’t need to create a list of tags or a taxonomy you have to stick to before you actually start saving bookmarks. When you save the bookmark, you add the tags you want associated with it, and those can be new or ones you’ve used before. Today was the first webinar in the Storytelling & Social Media series from NTEN and TechSoup Global.

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Dummie's Guide To Delicious and Knowledge Beginning With Misc.

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is a social bookmarking tool. I had used " Back Flip " back 3-4 years ago when I needed a web-based bookmark tool to publish my bookmarks from the semi-defunct Arts Wire Spiderschool. So, I was curious to see how bookmarking tools have evolved.

Tagging is Fabulous! Tagging is Crap!

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There was also a look at the differences between spurl, furl, and delicious in terms of clusters, related tags, bookmarking widgets, private tags, etc. If you wanted to sell this inside a corporation, show the tag stream for the tag taxonomy. " "Internal delicious" would be very useful (earch person on staff has their tagged bookmarks and you could easiliy access it). That was the name of the session for this Thursday's Bloggers Meeting at the Berkman Center.

Shoulder-to-Shoulder Instructional Media: My Tagging Screencast at NTEN!

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s experience (good and bad) with social bookmarking, the NTEN Affinity Group , NpTagvocates, is a great place for discussion with your peers on these topics. 2) Bookmarks can???t Users add tags to describe online items, such as images, videos, bookmarks or text. s bookmarks.

Cross Blog Discussion: NpTech Tag

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Obviously, it ain't no taxonomy and it shouldn't substitute for one. I'm constantly looking for information related to work and I a big bookmarker. 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. I think that the scanning the NpTech Tag can provide a zeitgeist.

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Joshua Schachter: Future of Tagging

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The tags you use to describe something should be intuitive so you can recall the bookmark. For example, taxonomy. When delicious tells you the number of people who bookmarked, I hate the way it looks. If just one other person bookmark, it shows a link. t be bookmarked.

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

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In this way, we would get the collaborative effect that we get with social bookmarking sites and we would get a permanent searchable database of links and eventually, the RSS feed that we’re getting now. What you are describing are the pros/cons and differences between taxonomies and folksonomies, centralized versus decentralized, controlled vocabularies versus tags versus search. or other social bookmarking sites. It’s social bookmarking 2.0

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A Conversation with Michael Gilbert on Nonprofit Blogging

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These filters are shaped by my habits, such as what I read, what I post or forward, what I bookmark, along with some collective recommendation systems and a neat genetic algorithm of mine. that really deepen my own understanding of social bookmarking.