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February 2006

Folksonomies: Tidying up Tags?

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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."

October 2005

Wired News: RSS Service Eases Bloggers' Pain

Adding links by hand is both time-consuming and ineffective for those who can't spend 24 hours a day watching for breaking news. Relying on RSS feeds means fresh headlines, but the clutter of irrelevant content.Now, many bloggers are turning to a new service called TagCloud that lets them cherry-pick articles in RSS feeds by key words -- or tags -- that appear in those feeds.

pixeladas aleatórias |||| Redes sociais || Tags are the new black

A folksonomia permite aliar várias palavras a vários conteúdos com auxílio de informantes reunidos em uma rede social. Apesar de não ser tão intuitiva e disseminada como a dos diretórios ou folders, ela foi rapidamente compreendida e difundida por uma faixa de early adopters de aplicativos para a Web. O sucesso diante deste público baseia-se na metáfora que não está mais no mundo real de grandes arquivos de metal, mas sim nos hipertextos que fazem parte do cotidiano destes usuários há dez anos ou mais.