Friday, January 07, 2005

Folksonomies

The paper Folksonomies - Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata by Adam Mathes written for a LIS class has created quite a buzz on /.
This paper examines user-generated metadata as implemented and applied in two web services designed to share and organize digital media to better understand grassroots classification.... This paper examines a third approach: user-created metadata, where users of the documents and media create metadata for their own individual use that is also shared throughout a community.
The topic is interesting and worthy of reflection and study.

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