Collabulary, Not Folksonomy

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The one piece of information that was new to me was this: Folksonomy versus collabulary One outcome from the practice of tagging has been the rise of the ???folksonomy??? folksonomy??? More will be said about this in the section on network effects, but for now it is sufficient to note that there is a distinction between a folksonomy (a collection of tags created by an individual for their own personal use) and a collabulary (a collective vocabulary).

Taxonomy VS Folksonomy: Google Fight

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Holly at NTEN has a post titled " Taxonomy vs Folksonomy." I ran another googlefight using the word "tagging" instead of the Folksonomy and tagging won! all you need do is just tag something "NPTECH" and mention "folksonomy." " So, with the fight metaphor, I couldn't resist running a googlefight. Taxonomy won! No surprise.


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Great Summary of Folksonomies and Museums Thread

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On the Museums/Computers list, there has been a vigorous discussion about folksonomies and G??nter Technorati Tags: art , museums , net2 , tag , nptech , ict , ngo , folksonomyWe must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin. RLG is a not-for-profit organization of over 150 research libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural memory institutions.

Tagging Discussion

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tagging Discussion January 6, 2007 Beth started a cross-blog discussion about tagging and folksonomies, and I thought I’d weigh in. Gavin started this all off by posting a good and interesting set of questions about the efficiency of folksonomies. Technorati Tags: nptech , tagging , folksonomies { 1 trackback } Beths Blog 01.08.07

Google Analytics vs Site Meter

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Google Analytics vs Site Meter September 18, 2006 Yes, I promise, the post on tagging and folksonomies is coming. But first, a great example of Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 – I wanted to talk about Google Analytics. I found this by way of one of my favorite new blogs, Lifehacker. Lifehacker is great, and shares some of my ethos about technology.

What's Cooking in Tagging?

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Taxonomy Folksonomy Cook Ebook View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: dowjones folksonomy ). That's the powerpoint version - hard to read, so download the PDF - it's more than just eye candy. Here's an interview with her on Read/Write Talk

NpTechTag MetaFeed: 2007 Version 1 - Feed Fixed, Tag Still Broken?

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Gavin's Digital Diner gave us a thoughtful post about the pros/cons of taxonomy versus folksonomy, and the quality (or lack of) in user-generated content. What purpose do folksonomies serve? Some philosophical problems with Folksonomy." Allan Benamer gave a shout that the NpTech Meta Feed was broken. The NpTech Meta Feed has been revised and move to here: [link]. I've asked Marshall to put a forward on the old feed. But is it fixed?

Museum Collections and Tagging

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Powerhouse Museum Electronic Fabric Swatch Book is a really cool project and an example of using a folksonomy as a way to address the reality that Museums often use subject categorizations that don't reflect the terms most people use when searching online. grab a fabric patch, write a post, and stitch it together with a technorati tag like "digital.quilt" This project is one of several where museums experimenting with folksonomies. Source: Powerhouse Museum.

NpTech Tag Discussion: Analysis of Tags Used With NpTech - Thank you Chris!

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" Marnie Webb also points out another way that a folksonomy can help improve a taxonomy - with maintenance. " In an earlier summary , a key theme emerged -- the ways that folksonomy and taxonomy can produce best of both worlds results. The NpTech Tag discussion continues. Gavin's original post is here (Gavin, please track back to this and approve your track backs if you are moderating them).

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Life, Times, and Context of the NpTech Tag: An Informal Discussion/Reflection Online at CpSquared

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What is some of our thinking related to the NpTech Tag and folksonomies,taxonomies, and social search? How do you manage the needed iterative, cycles of divergence and convergence to make folksonomies take off? An informal online discussion about the NPTECH tag over at Cpsquared. If you've participated in using the tag and share some of your reflections of where it's been, where it is going, and other insights about community tagging projects, come join us.

CogDog's Hypothesis on Tagging

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You have to be rather anal or committed or a folksonomy addict or ??? Alan Levine has a hypothesis on tagging here. d be curious sometime to look more at the amount of tagging that really goes on. I am convinced it is from a relatively small number of individuals (but bless them for being tag-nostic). m not comparing the tagging rate per conference, but realizing that??? very few people tag. I am not convinced that tagging is anywhere close to a tipping point.

Tough Talk About Tagging -

AFP Blog

Tough Talk About Tagging - "A few years ago, it seemed as if everyone was talking about folksonomies — Web projects that let users “tag” items with keywords and create their own collaborative categorization systems. And to be sure, there have been plenty of folksonomic success stories. Sites like Flickr (which lets users post and tag images) and (which does the same.

You're Doing That Wrong! Rule of Thumb

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report led me to post on the concept of 'collabuary' raised in the report, which prompted Stephen Downes to comment in reply , trying to distinguish between folksonomies and collabuaries (which he thinks isn't a useful term; it just means 'vocabulary' or 'taxonomy'). I guess I would say, as a rule of thumb, that you pass from 'network' (autonomous action, folksonomy) to 'group' (collaborative action, vocabulary or taxonomy) when somebody says, "You're doing that wrong."

Why nonprofits should use tags

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they value the idea of contributing to a collective folksonomy. Ruby Sinreich at Lotus Media has written an excellent post on " Why Nonprofits Should Use Tags." " Ruby suggests there are two main reasons why bloggers use tags: 1. Other bloggers do it, and 2. So tags can be a great way to encourage blogging about your issues.

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Web 2.0 Part I

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

include, depending on one’s definitions, many new kinds of communities such as MySpace and Flickr , blogging, podcasting and vlogging, tagging and folksonomies, RSS feeds, content rich web applications using technologies like Flash and Java, open standards and APIs that allow seamless connections between different web applications, new kinds of user interfaces using AJAX, and different design aesthetics. First up, after this post, will be an investigation tagging and folksonomies.

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Tagging in an Art Museum Context

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The Art Museum Social Tagging Project is a group of art museums is looking at integrating folksonomies into the museum Web by developing a working prototype for tagging and term collection, and outlining directions for future development and research that could benefit the entire museum community. The project uses a tool named STEVE , an open-source tool for enabling social tagging of museum object images to create folksonomies.

Pew Internet Report on Tagging Use

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folksonomies??? -- it's a play on the word ???taxonomies.??? Folksonomies reveal how the public is making sense of things, not just how expert cataloguers think we ought to be thinking. More broadly, some worry that folksonomies can be a type of ???tyranny Here's an example of "social search" in action. both Nancy White (via the for: option in delicious) and Michele Martin (via email) sent me the link to the recent Pew Internet report on tagging.

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. Click through to flickr to see larger diagram Created in Snagit. While Allan has been in Vietnam celebrating the lunar New Year and eating exotic foods, he has still managed to get online, play with Pipes, and IM me about it.

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Catching up

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

particularly RSS and folksonomies, are aspects of Web 2.0 Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Catching up September 1, 2006 It’s not until I’ve spent a little time reading a wider array of nptech blogs that I have realized how much has changed in the last year or so, since I was last really imbedded in the field.

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How to Design from Virtual Metaphor to Real Experience, and an Example

Museum 2.0

If visitors can assign their own tags to artifacts, then we can create visitor-generated folksonomies alongside traditional taxonomies—and people who are searching for content can find artifacts of interest via either path. Why are folksonomies useful? I often talk about the idea of taking social technology out of the Web and putting it into physical museums as part of our exhibitions and programs.

NpTech Summary: Nonprofit and Social Change Digg Redux

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The result of these ad hoc collaborations was a folksonomy of terms of nonprofit technology related news and a community of taggers. Should there be a nonprofit and social change category on Digg? Digg it here ). That was the conversation in the nonprofit, nonprofit technology, and social change social media space. Here's a summary of the distributed conversations, some context, and some questions. Back in the early days of Web 2.0,

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Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Tagging

Tech Soup Blog

What Value Do Folksonomies Bring To The Online Museum Collection? The final installment of TechSoup's Social Media Mondays tweetchat series, an interactive companion to its Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki , covered the topic of tagging. Tagging, a feature found across many social media channels, is used to help surface content during searches.

Social Bookmarking Conversation Continues While Inventing New Words

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They get excited about the possibility of a web-based bookmark and whole concept of tagging and folksonomies. "An Offering to the PHP Gods" Alexandra Samuel just coined a new word, bloggespondence , for the back and forth conversation we've been having about social bookmarking from our respective blogs. She even has an on-demand lexicon scribe named Rob who captures her new words, phrases, and acroynms, including YASBoS (Yet another social bookmarking service).

Tagging is Fabulous! Tagging is Crap!

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A great example of a folksonomy is ebay - where a laptop is a notebook. That was the name of the session for this Thursday's Bloggers Meeting at the Berkman Center. The moderator was Shimon Rura. The session begain with an overview of some of the familiar services that are using tagging. There was also a look at the differences between spurl, furl, and delicious in terms of clusters, related tags, bookmarking widgets, private tags, etc.

Joshua Schachter: Future of Tagging

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and folksonomy.??? folksonomy. Download schachter.wmv. Last night I attended Berkman special evening event titled ??? Future of Tagging ??? with Joshua Schachter, founder of delicious, with David Weinberger , Berkman Fellow, who moderated. Schachter also gave a luncheon presentation and you can read Deborah Finn's. notes and David Weinberger's live blogging of the session.). The room was packed and it wasn???t t because of the free pizza.

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

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So, I spent time browsing through nptech tag that Marnie Web set up and looking at all the urls crossreferenced for tag, tagging, and folksonomy. David G suggested to me that we should be posting our public bloglines subscriptions to delicious, another tool introduced during the NTC Tag You're It Session. For those of you are not ubergeeks ( I'm not ), is a social bookmarking tool.

New Feature! and the Taxonomy of the Museum 2.0 Collection

Museum 2.0

Ideally, rather than a taxonomy set by me, we could create a folksonomy (in the Web 2.0 If you've been reading this blog from the beginning, this post may look like deja vu. I've tried the "rate this post" before. But I seem to have finally found a widget that will allow you to easily rate each post in one click (scroll to the bottom of this or any post to try it out). Please consider rating posts to help your fellow readers (and me!) see what is most useful and compelling content for you.

Live Blogging ONG Web 2.0 Conference in Romania sponsored by the Soros Foundation in Bucharest

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Described the difference between taxonomy and folksonomy. I am here in Romania for a conference hosted by the Soros Foundation as part of their pilot advocacy through blogging program. I just finished a presentation and later this afternoon will facilitate a workshop on strategy which will include the Romanian version of the Social Media Game. I'm live blogging the conference sessions which are being conducted in Romanian.

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. photo of Lucy Bernholz live blogging during the Northern California Grantmakers Briefing. Photo in flickr from Community Technology Foundation. NpTech Tag Talk If you couldn't make to the NpTech Conference call this week, there are notes here.

Tags and Web2.0

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

This is where folksonomy , as people are calling it, really kicks in. In a recent post I claimed that tools like social bookmarking and tagging might be making waves among the technoscenti, but they are not high on the nuts-and-bolts priority list of the typical non-profit. I got dissapproving comments by half a dozen readers - typical was a comment from Mike at Mind Valley who says: I am surprised that you doubt the business value of tagging and social bookmarking.

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NpTechTag Summary: Happy Thanksgiving and Geeky Gobble Gobble

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Tagging " Beneath the Metadata: Some Philosophical Problems with Folksonomy " has been making the rounds on various nonprofit technology lists, particularly in the library and museum communities. The article offers some clear explanations of taxonomies and folksonomies, but goes on to give many reasons why you should dislike folksonomies. Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

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

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s a folksonomy. Photo from my flickr stream View the Tagging Screencast Presented by NTEN. I'm pleased to announce that my screencast about tagging has been released and showcased by NTEN ! I created this screencast back in September/October of last year, so this release has provided a great opportunity to meta reflect on the whole screencast creation process as well as consider how my views about the use of tagging have evolved.

Backwards Interview: My Advice for Incorporation of Web 2.0 into Museums

Museum 2.0

Start thinking about tagging and folksonomies. Most of the time this blog focuses on individual aspects of 2.0 thinking or applications. But every once in a while, it's nice to go back to the big picture. James Yasko is writing an article for an upcoming issue of Museum News on museums and Web 2.0. He got in touch with me last week to discuss some ideas for the article and asked me to respond to a few questions.