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March 2006

MySpace and gaming: the power of social networks - Joystiq

A lot of the emerging social technologies on the Web--from social bookmarking to photo sharing--could easily translate into a game world, and as a commenter on Alice's post points out, Second Life already achieves some of the same goals as the MySpace network.

February 2006

Folksonomies: Tidying up Tags?

by 9 others (via)
1. Introduction A folksonomy is a type of distributed classification system. It is usually created by a group of individuals, typically the resource users. Users add tags to online items, such as images, videos, bookmarks and text. These tags are then shared and sometimes refined. A general review of social bookmarking tools, one popular use area of folksonomies, was given in the April edition of D-Lib [1]. In the article the authors elaborate on the approach taken by social classification systems and the motivators behind tagging. They write, "...tags are just one kind of metadata and are not a replacement for formal classification systems such as Dublin Core, MODS, etc.... Rather, they are a supplemental means to organise information and order search results."

November 2005

Trópico - Libertando-se da prisão da internet - artigo com Theodor Nelson

"O pessoal da inform�tica n�o entende os computadores. Bem, eles entendem a parte t�cnica, sim, mas n�o entendem as possibilidades. Principalmente, eles n�o entendem que o mundo dos computadores � totalmente feito de arranjos artificiais e arbitr�rios.Editor de textos, planilhas, bancos de dados n�o s�o fundamentais, s�o apenas id�ias diferentes que diversas pessoas elaboraram, id�ias que poderiam ter uma estrutura totalmente diversa. Mas essas id�ias t�m um aspecto plaus�vel que se solidificou como concreto em uma realidade aparente. Macintosh e Windows s�o parecidos, portanto essa deve ser a realidade, certo?"

October 2005

Social Bookmarking Tools (I): A General Review

by 46 others
With the introduction of new social software applications such as blogs, wikis, newsfeeds, social networks, and bookmarking tools (the subject of this paper), the claim that Shelley Powers makes in a Burningbird blog entry [1] seems apposite: "This is the user's web now, which means it's my web and I can make the rules." Reinvention is revolution – it brings us always back to beginnings.