Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Pito's Blog: [ETECH] Taxonomy of Folksonomies

Pito's Blog: [ETECH] Taxonomy of Folksonomies: "One way to organize a taxonomy of folksonomies is to notice that there are two dimensions: Whose stuff is being tagged, and for whose benefit. Flickr ends up in the bottom right, and in the top left. But what about the other quadrants?
This organization gives a new way of looking at conventional concepts like folders and directories on personal computers (my stuff/my own benefits) and Web based directories like Yahoo (other people's stuff/other people's benefit.)"

Lots of interesting analysis at the intersection of tagging and hyptertext lately, e.g., also see Jon Udell's Prime-time Hypermedia series.
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