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Taxonomy VS Folksonomy: Google Fight

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. all you need do is just tag something "NPTECH" and mention "folksonomy." Also another blog post about this from E Kim - not tagged with "nptech" but as I pointed out the author doesn't necessarily have the tag the post.

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To The Twitterverse and Beyond: A Taxonomy of Twitter Tools from Brian Solis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I noticed this a few months ago, when a few of us analytics geeks fooled around with creating a Twitter Monitoring and Analytic Tools Taxonomy. That's why I'm was so excited to see that Brian Solis and Jesse Thomas have collaborated on a "alpha" version of the "Twitterverse" of Twitter tools covering a broader taxonomy of uses - from relationship management to work flow support and beyond. Tags: twitter

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Cross Blog Discussion: NpTech Tag

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Obviously, it ain't no taxonomy and it shouldn't substitute for one. I think that the scanning the NpTech Tag can provide a zeitgeist. For an experiment, here's some conversation questions about the NpTech Tag.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NpTech Tag discussion continues. There were a few more comments that I want to capture here: Kevin (don't know who he is, but we have very similar interests and I'm so glad that I found his blog via the NpTech tag - I don't think this tag is useless? " Laura Quinn points to Getty Images and says the have an incredibly successful taxonomy,"working against a collection of at least several hundred thousand photos.

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How to Use Data to Drive Your Content Strategy

Association Analytics

Organize or create a taxonomy for your content. If you don’t have a taxonomy in place, we suggest you implement one that is association-wide. This will only work if taxonomy and tags are uniform.

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New Feature! and the Taxonomy of the Museum 2.0 Collection

Museum 2.0

Now that there are over 200 posts on this blog, I'd like to start acting intelligently to organize the content--beyond the tags I assign to individual posts--so that you can most quickly find the posts you most want to read. 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.

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If I could do the NpTech Tag Over Again.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NPTech tag is used on del.icio.us It started right when these sites had just started, and it arose from the need to develop a nonprofit technology taxonomy. The idea was to tell people to tag with nptech everything that is relevant and then look to see what was being tagged to see how the tags were being used. In evaluating the use of the nptech tag, it was discovered that a lot of people were using the tag, but not necessarily reading the tag.

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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. Dr. Shulman argues that taxonomies, which are often created to distinguish individual elements of a set, are often transformed into hardened ideologies with an implied value on the “higher” or “better” elements in the taxonomy. As Shulman puts out, “the directionality of the taxonomy is situational.”

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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. "It seems to me that the tag is not that useful ???

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Here's a list of questions we're discussing online now: How does the community evolve along with the tag and how to nurture it?

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

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People who can touch API's out there have been fooling around with trying to extract data from the NpTech tag for analysis as well as think about ways that we can make the data that has been tagged more filtered via social search, collaborative filtering, and whatever else. Deborah Finn's thoughts on the NpTech Tag Mashup. NpTech Tag Summary of Conversations: Jan 26, 2006 If you couldn't make to the NpTech Conference call this week, there are notes here.

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Level Up Your Marketing with Analytics

Association Analytics

In addition to the tools, a very important piece of successful marketing is Taxonomy & Metadata – the foundation of your marketing. By carefully implementing taxonomy and metadata, you will learn more about your members and their preferences.

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Building Blocks of Social Media - Webinar slides and notes

Amy Sample Ward

tags: nonprofit nptech ). How do you create a tag? 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. You can create a new tag every time you save something if you want to. 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.

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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

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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

There are several versions of this feed which center around the use of the tag “nptech&# in order to create a unifying label that forms the stream of items that compose the feed. The tags are mostly administered using Technorati’s or del.icio.us Alternatively, for bloggers like myself, all I have to do is categorize a new article with the tag “nptech&# and it will eventually pop up in the RSS feed. tags (for the people who like to browse for stuff).

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Tagging Discussion

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ll agree with Gavin, that folksonomies sure are less efficient, and a lot more messy than taxonomies. And, there is one really big thing that using taxonomies miss, that folksonomies get: who is doing the categorizing? Taxonomies are developed by specific people for specific purposes, and as such, are limited by worldview and perspective. Technorati Tags: nptech , tagging , folksonomies { 1 trackback } Beths Blog 01.08.07

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NpTech Conference Call Notes

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A key value of following the NpTech Tag stream, even though it is undifferiented is for finding or identifying patterns. There is a lot to be learned about our respective tagging behaviors and who contributes to the NpTech Tag stream and why. How people are making sense of the tag streams. What they tag as important and why. Is that a formalized taxonomy or not? A sort of "digg" for NpTech Tag items.

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Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?

Beth Kanter

Jeremiah Owyang’s post, ” Social Media Work Flow ,” offers a good taxonomy for a social media work flow, triage, or process. He defines this as “a sequence of connected steps that enables the entire organization to act efficiently with minimal overlapping tasks and resources in order to serve the market in social channels and beyond.” Tag and flag. Image from Steve Heye.

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Great reads from around the web on July 18th

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’ll start with a basic taxonomy of these trends, and unpack each one over time. To keep posted, share ideas and promote through your networks:Twitter #tag for this upcoming visit will be #incgen11 or Email cy@hkcss.org.hk 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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Fun with Drupal Commons, a Powerful Solution for Online Community Building

Forum One

It is a powerful hybrid, combining many of the best features of Jive together with Drupal's powerful taxonomy tools and Acquia's awesome faceted search. Tags: Influence Collaboration For years, we have been advising clients on how to build, manage, and grow successful online communities.

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Tagging is Fabulous! Tagging is Crap!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. You won't see people holding signs that say "I'll tag for food." Crap: The tag London could mean the city of London, Julie London, or Jack London. Technorati Tag: nptech.

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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. Tags: socap09 Photo by Stephanie McAuliffe.

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Changes Coming to TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

We’ll also start Phase 3 which will improve our registration process and implement a site-wide navigation, taxonomy, and design. Tags: TechSoup Help At TechSoup Global we've been working hard on a new round of improvements to the TechSoup.org website. I'm excited to update you on our progress and hear your feedback. A little over a year ago, we unveiled the first phase in a series of improvements to the site, including a new home page design and enhanced search functionality.

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

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Alistair suggested a taxonomy. Volume: Line graphs, Ranking, Hashtags Sentiment: Language parsing (tag clouds) Keyword association: Topics Where are they saying it? Tags: socialmediametrics twitter "Watching Websites" a presentation covering the book "Complete Web Monitoring" - Podcamp Toronto PCTO09 View more presentations from Alistair croll and sean power. I finally had the pleasure of meeting Sean Power at SXSW (he's the guy in the orange hat ).

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Pew Internet Report on Tagging Use

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A December 2006 survey has found the at 28% of internet users have tagged or categorized content online such as photos, news stories or blog posts. On a typical day online, 7% of internet users say they tag or categorize online content. Even if just 1% of Web users tagged resources with some regularity, they would be creating handholds for the other 99%. You may want to tag, say, a Stephen King story as ???horror,??? taxonomies.???

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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. Peter Campbell leveraged RSS to pull the tagged items into nptech. The tag points to individual resources, but is that knowledge? This also allows me to adjust the abstract and add tags if needed. By Laura Norvig, Special Librarian, the Resource Center. Whether your nonprofit organization provides services or advocates for a cause, your stakeholders have common interests.

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

Museum 2.0

Tagging is a term that refers to people assigning keywords (“tags”) to things. 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. Traditional taxonomies may only cover a certain set of metadata about an object. The library created a book drop for every tag.

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Measuring Engagement and Return on Relationships

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is also a detailed taxonomy for types of social media conversations. Tags: metrics ROI twitter Photo by Smitty42 Lucy Bernholz has a great post called " Metrics Are Good, Unless They Are Bad " which talks about the problems we encounter when we're trying to measure hard to measure stuff - like social media, social return, and social enterprise. And while Lucy firmly believes that it is possible to measure, sometimes people measure the wrong thing.

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Museum Collections and Tagging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Technorati Tags: digital.quilt , net2 , nptech , npo , ict , tagging , taxonomySource: Powerhouse Museum.

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Collabulary, Not Folksonomy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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). Vander Wal states that the value of a folksonomy is derived from three key data elements: the person tagging, the object being tagged (as an entity), and the tag being attached to that object.

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Free Webinar: Sharing Trainer's Social Media Bag of Tricks and Secrets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I also always review Bloom's Taxonomy and have found this diagram really useful. Tags: training materials Social Media Trainer's Bag of Tricks View more presentations from Beth Kanter. I've been involved with teaching and learning technology for nonprofits since 1993 when I worked for the New York Foundation for the Arts' online network for artists, Arts Wire. My job was the network weaver. I didn't know anything about UNIX, discussion forums, email, or any of the technology used.

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The Horizon Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, rather than once tag to capture everything, we have some differentiation here. It isn't quite a taxonomy, but it does layout the tags according to key aspects of the project. I like the pointer to David Warlock's Tag Generator. I follow Vicky Davis's blog, CoolCat Teacher Blog (one of my favorites, in fact her feed is in my "Circle of the Wise" folder) and she is also a twitter contact I follow.

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Guest Post by Laura Norvig: Friendfeed As Nonprofit Technology Water Cooler

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I still don't know of that many nonprofits using Friendfeed , though, whether as an overall tool or for joining the "nptech" community conversation ( "nptech" is a tag that Beth Kanter, Marnie Webb, and others have been using to tag nonprofit technology resources on delicious, twitter, etc., Laura Norvig manages the lending library, website taxonomy, and social media presence for the Resouce Center of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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What is Online Knowledge? How can OpenCalais help create better Online Knowledge?

Allegiance Group

Much has changed since humanity acknowledged the word knowledge and started to classify the various subject matters into categories and taxonomies of learned disciplines. “Tagging&# or “keywording&# existing content can help web site users browse through indexes of such tags or keywords similar to how a book may be indexed by the editors and publishers.

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Friday Lynx

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

The potential customer does not want to hear for example that you have a " communications log where each contact with a constituent can be tagged with concepts from a user-defined taxonomy ". Tagged: nptechThe first two links today are motivated through my participation in Emily's Non Profit Blog Exchange. For this round I've drawn two blogs - one new to me and one I commented on just last week.

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Wiser Earth: A (free) Platform for Networks of Networks and Communities of Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You'll also find a detailed taxonomy of issue areas related to social justice and environmental restoration. Tags: network effectiveness networking online communities scholar I'm slowly inching back into a routine which includes blogging. I wanted to share with you some of what I learned today. As part of my research at the Packard Foundation, I've had the opportunity to attend a lot of briefings and discussions related to social media and network effectiveness.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. At the basic level, the use of tags makes it very simple and not very timeconsuming to reorganize dymanically and not have to remember where the hell you filed that great URL that had the wonderful photos of the Angkor Wat -- did you bookmark under Siem Reap, Ankgor Wat, or Khmer Culture. Technorati Tag: nptech

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Joshua Schachter: Future of Tagging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You might tag it with ???read_later,??? so those tags work well for you, but not necessarily the social system. The tags you use to describe something should be intuitive so you can recall the bookmark. You can assume, however, that someone will tag the item for how the group does it.??? The other aspect of delicious is that I can participate in a tag stream that is of interest to me. For example, taxonomy. Exactly, think of tags as votes.

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From the Collective Desk of NTEN Discuss

NTEN

I should note that discussions involving document types, metadata, and the dreaded t-word (taxonomy) are a bit like a drive through the 1st circle of hell in a convertible – Abandon all hope and wear a nice hat. Tags: discuss document management system knowledgetree NPTech NTEN sharepoint Flickr Photo: Peat Bakke Sharing and lessons learned is what the NTEN Affinity Group Discuss list is all about. This is exactly what Beau Elston, Riverfront, Inc.

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Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

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What is the form of the Tweets as related to Bloom’s Taxonomy ? Tags: Training Design Colorado Project. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Chip Conley was the keynote speaker at last week’s Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp and one thing that he said that has been stuck in my head is: “ You can have a job, a career, or calling “ The latter, a calling, is when you can tap into an internal motivation that fuels and inspires you. It resonated.