Tag Archives: tagging

Site Upgraded – A little facelift is all

- Finally got around to upgrading from WP 2.0.11 to WP 2.3.1 – This site was in maintenance mode for a good part of the evening due to an incompatibility with WP 2.3.1 and the previous theme used here on Techblog. I spent some time trying to work out the problems but the breakage was [...]

folksonomy, and people’s classification management 101

I think I was reading something about keywords, or tagging, when i first came across the term folksonomy. It looked familiar to me, like i had learned about it in school or something. I have an anthropology degree from back in the day, and terms like these were always being thrown around. Yet when i tried to construct a definition of folksonomy, i found that i only had a vague idea of what it was all about. So naturally, the next step was to look it up on wikipedia.

The first line went something like this: “Folksonomy is a neologism for a practice of collaborative categorization using freely chosen keywords.”

Not a good start. I’m thinking, “great. now i have to look up neologism”. So i did (but i won’t get into it here).