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Green Chameleon » Folksonomies and Rich Serendipity

Green Chameleon

Despite the early enthusiasm for folksonomies, there are some heavy costs and constraints built in, however. I tag for myself, you learn.

Green Chameleon » Folksonomies in the Enterprise

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Folksonomies in the Enterprise Sarah Hayman has published a very strong and pragmatic paper on a combined folksonomy-controlled vocabulary approach which promises rich results for the application of tagging and exploitation of folksonomies in the enterprise.

Organising Knowledge>> Folksonomies and Taxonomies on the Intranet

Green Chameleon

Thomas vander Wal has a very crisp guest post at Oliver Marks’ blog, discussing how to combine the emergent and “up-to-dateness&# properties of folksonomies with the “efficiency and clarity&# that a taxonomy provides

Collaborative Thinking: Tag Clouds: Patterns As Well As Folksonomy

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « What A Yahoo! Tag Cloud: 2008 State Of The Union Tag Cloud: 2007 State Of The Union And the credit goes to: Last year’s 2007 State of the Union Tag Cloud was such a hit, I decided to follow up again this year. Your comment has not yet been posted. Trust Us.

Webology: Contents, Volume 5, Number 3, 2008, Folksonomies, the Web and Search Engines


cp2tech cp2tech02 odinlab folksonomy tagging tags

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Understand Folksonomy vs Taxonomy (free tagging vs categories). Notice the bubble on its own, top left corner? Not community driven content.

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Green Chameleon » The Kingdom of Taxonomy

Green Chameleon

I’ll be giving a seminar on this topic (from my new book ) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic Univers ity in Kowloon next Friday. Enjoy! RSS2.0

Organising Knowledge » Conference on Dynamic Taxonomies and Facetted Search

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Conference on Dynamic Taxonomies and Facetted Search There’s some very interesting work being done in Europe (and some great folks in Italy) working on taxonomies, folksonomies and search. Thanks again Moritz ! Thank you Edgar for your post!

The Business Case for Enterprise Social Bookmarking: $4.6 Million a Year in Cost Savings!


Yes, in case you may not have seen it, it is that good! Worth while your time, for sure!, Have you spotted it yourself already? adoption strategy.

Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 3: Organic Semantics

Portals and KM

Emerging concepts such as folksonomy and new assumptions that drive analytics challenge these semantic technologies.  This is the third of a three part series on how the Darwin Awareness Engine ™ addresses some of the key problems generated by information overload on the Web. collaboration, conference buzz, twitter, etc.   

Does Social Business Help or Hinder Findability?

Michael Sampson - Currents

A good thing in their latest incarnation, but if you work for a company not Microsoft ONLY, you want your folksonomies develop in a platform agnostic manner. Fredric contemplates if fundability will suffer as Enterprise 2.0 Without full access and applied access principles into these domains. A couple of living examples: 1. Enterprise 2.0

Collaborative Thinking: The Value Of Being A "Generalist"

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Tag Clouds: Patterns As Well As Folksonomy | Main | Bloggers Interview: Mike Rhodin, Lotusphere » February 04, 2008 The Value Of Being A "Generalist" What does it take to be "good at everything but nothing in particular"? Trust Us.

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Blog>> Case Studies from IKO Conference

Green Chameleon

Eric Tsui – Hybrid folksonomy-taxonomy. Here are the pdfs from the 15 case studies presented at the IKO Conference this week. You’ll find the case outlines as well as the presenter slides, and any additional materials presented by the case presenters. Agnes Molnar – Next generation SharePoint. Nor Azlinayati–

Organising Knowledge>> Taxonomies in Facilitation

Green Chameleon

An unusual take on taxonomies from facilitation blogger Mark Fulop a couple of weeks ago. Mark goes on to suggest three applications of taxonomy work to facilitating community, from most obvious to least obvious: managing shared documents. helping to map common ground. most interestingly) depoliticising language. Read the whole piece to appreciate

Communities, Categories,and Neighborhoods: Key organizational concepts in Awareness Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Of course, tagging and Geo-tagging also creates the "folksonomy" of the community. Home Login Register Contact Advanced Search. The Awareness platform supports a variety of organizational constructs that allow for a very flexible model in designing communities. and Categories within each Neighborhood (e.g., communities for enterprises.

Organising Knowledge>> Where Taxonomy Work is At

Green Chameleon

In practice, this means incorporating multiple taxonomies and folksonomies and mapping them to one another, so that everyone can use the taxonomy and the terminology that they prefer. A nice post from Virginia Henry summarising a talk given by Fran Alexander on the current state of taxonomy work a few days ago.

Syntax as a Critical Literacy

Jenny Connected

link] folksonomies. Week 4 Syntax: in the Critical Literacies course. The ability to recognize and use forms, grammars, patterns and other structural properties of communication. This would include information literacy and ontology of information. For me it would help to focus less on the what (i.e. link] google blog talking about searching.

Building An Enterprise KM Solution in SP2010

Collaborative Thinking

Enterprise consistency, taxonomy and folksonomy. Notes from session w/Sean Squires and Lincoln Demaris. Case Study: Knowledge For The Field - one of several systems for KM at Microsoft, repository of high-quality of field-ready content, intitial phase focused on content publishing and discovery. Wikipedia held up as very good KM solution.

An Enterprise Social Media Platform Feature List

Web Social Architecture

Taxonomy-driven folksonomy Tags are a powerful way to augment search and increase information “find-ability”. A purely user-generated tag set (a “folksonomy “) has issues such as misspellings, tense shifts, and count (singular vs. plural). Your comments and suggestions are welcome, of course! Yahoo! up or down. Do share!

Pumping as fast as we can

Learning Alliances

We found that we had an entry for “folksonomy&# in the glossary but it had disappeared from the book itself. I think so. References.

Pumping our own gas (as fast as we can)

Digital Habitats

We found that we had an entry for “folksonomy&# in the glossary but it had disappeared from the book itself. I think so. References.

On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter -

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Its particularly compelling as it fits within the trend of democratization seen in crowd-sourcing and folksonomies of web 2.0. The more followers, the more information comes to the giver to distribute, which in turn builds more followers. The process cannot be commanded or controlled; followers opt in and out as they choose. No multimedia.


“International Update on Web 2.0 in Business” (Sarah Heal, Information Leadership)

Michael Sampson - Currents

creates a new role and challenges for IM professionals, eg, metadata, taxonomy, folksonomy, governance, processes. taxonomy and folksonomy. Some firms are allowing people to start with folksonomy, and then converting some of that to taxonomy after 2 years. Sarah Heal from Information Leadership is talking on the use of Web 2.0

Green Chameleon » How to Kill a Knowledge Environment with a Taxonomy

Green Chameleon

Folksonomies are a case in point. It is not especially healthy just to try to bend folksonomies to the needs of taxonomies as vocabulary harvesting devices as several organizations have done, and leave it at that. I’ll talk about folksonomies and rich serendipity in another post]. Thank you Edgar for your post! RSS2.0

Enterprise 2.0 Knowledge Sharing Platform from Knowledge Plaza

Portals and KM

Knowledge Plaza has struck a balance between top down taxonomies and bottom up folksonomies. Here is a screen shot of a Dashboard page.

Collaborative Thinking: What A Yahoo! Acquisition Might Mean To Microsoft

Collaborative Thinking

Acquisition Might Mean To Microsoft Notes from the conference call this morning: Press release : "Transaction valued at approximately $44.6 Yahoo!

Green Chameleon » Blog comments

Green Chameleon

If I’ve understood it right, (oversimplifying) you see a duality beetween taxonomies and emergent structures like folksonomies. RSS2.0

MySite - Social Architecture Planning

Collaborative Thinking

EMM supports folksonomy and taxonomy terms so people can select the meanings they want. Notes from Venky Veeraraghavan's presentation, forgive the typos! Session objective: understand technical architecture and planning required to deploy. MySite personal portal. Social feedback. People and expertise search. Major components. UPA, Search.

Getting to Know Collective and Collaborative :: Personal InfoCloud

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Collaborative tagging does take place and there is a need for it in certain situations, but it is not folksonomy. Would you agree?

Enterprise 2.0 conference at Varese, Italy

Governance in a Networked World

Thomas Vander Wal's talk on folksonomies filled a knowledge gap for me. I had the great pleasure of being part of a very succssful Enterprise 2.0 conference,organised by my good friends at Open Knowledge in Varese International Forum on Enterprise 2.0 , Italy on the 25th June. if they were to really become a wiki of course!

Blog>> From Data, with Love

Green Chameleon

We’ve seen that already with an anti-expert backlash, and the foolish notion that folksonomies can replace taxonomies. They are precious.

Response to "SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools"

Michael Sampson - Currents

If you define it as a technology with a set of specialized capabilities -- tag clouds, folksonomy -- then SharePoint out of the box is not viable. Last week Thomas Vander Wal trashed SharePoint as an enterprise social computing platform in a blog post entitled SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools. Why “0” and not “1”?

Full Circle Associates " Notes from the Seattle Online Community Meetup

John Tropea - Delicious Community

There is hierarchy and a folksonomy. That information that they consume represents a folksonomy. Spelling and grammar don’t count.

Green Chameleon » From Data, with Love

Green Chameleon

We’ve seen that already with an anti-expert backlash, and the foolish notion that folksonomies can replace taxonomies. They are precious.

Knowledge Jolt with Jack: There are many forms of network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Knowledge Jolt with Jack Jack Vinson writes about knowledge management, personal effectiveness, theory of constraints and more.

Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Expertise Location and Social Sofware

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Ross Mayfields Weblog Markets, Technology & Musings « Web 2.0 Iceberg Adrian Chan on The Social C.R.M

Online Community Expert Interview: Ron Casalotti, BusinessWeek

Online Community Report

But, we do not impose our idea of what those topics should be – our users suggest business oriented topics (currently 1,600+) that are of interest to them thereby creating a topic folksonomy. This week's second Online Community Expert Interview is with Ron Casalotti. Ron is a Social Media guy who got his first PC in 1994. My answer is, “Yes.”

CoPs 101 " ThinkingShift

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I’ve been working with CoPs since 2002 in the same organisation. All good. I’m still surviving! Enjoy! Latest Is the new boss the old boss?

Green Chameleon » Serendipity, Inversion, Idiosyncratic Categories and Junk: Tools for KM?

Green Chameleon

Yesterday was a day for serendipity. First Kim Sbarcea pointed me to Uncyclopedia - a delightfully witty wiki for “un-knowledge&#. The point?

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Denning and Yaholkovsky on Real Collaboration :: Personal InfoCloud

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The authors Peter Denning and Peter Yaholkovsky break down the tools needed for various knowledge needs into four categories: 1) Information sharing; 2) Coordination; 3) Cooperation; and Collaboration. The authors define collaboration as: Collaboration generally means working together synergistically. and Enterprise 2.0