Green Chameleon » Folksonomies and Rich Serendipity

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Folksonomies and Rich Serendipity In my post last week on “How to Killl a Knowledge Environment with a Taxonomy&# I made fleeting reference to “rich serendipity&# provided by folksonomies.

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. There is a web experiment regarding to folksonomies and collaborative tagging systems.

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

Tag Gardening for Folksonomy Enrichment and Maintenance


Recently, activities to edit and organize tags have been described as "tag gardening" We discuss different ways to subsequently revise and reedit tags and thus introduce different "gardening activities"; among them models that allow gradually adding semantic structures to folksonomies and/or that combine them with more complex forms of knowledge organization systems. Tags: cp2tech02 folksonomy tagging

Collaborative Thinking: Tag Clouds: Patterns As Well As Folksonomy

Collaborative Thinking

Acquisition Might Mean To Microsoft | Main | The Value Of Being A "Generalist" » February 02, 2008 Tag Clouds: Patterns As Well As Folksonomy Imagine having such a tool available within productivity tools, content systems, media players and browsers to generate this type of visualization in an on-demand manner to better highlight patterns and themes (in this case, speeches). Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « What A Yahoo!

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


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Organising Knowledge » Taxonomy Cookbook from Dow Jones

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Taxonomy Cookbook from Dow Jones Daniela Barbosa , Business Development Manager with Dow Jones Synaptica has just put out a beautifully designed “ Taxonomy Folksonomy Cookbook &#.

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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.

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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. Ahren Lehnert – Text mining and analytics. Charlie Hull – Implementing open source search. Dave Clarke – OASIS: deep image indexing.

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When Collect and Connect is not enough…

Chris Collison

It invokes thoughts of ubiquitous SharePoint, intranets, portals, knowledge assets, content, FAQs, wikis, folksonomies and taxonomies. One of the common constructs used to ‘frame’ knowledge management activities is that of Collect or Connect.

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Organising Knowledge>> Taxonomies in Facilitation

Green Chameleon

Mark comes at the topic from the perspective of helping a community build knowledge together: “If a facilitator understands the concept of taxonomies s/he can harness both the power of structure and community organization in creating framework for organization of knowledge.&# (Mark thinks that the “top down&# structured approach is the opposite of the “bottom up&# folksonomy approach while I think in practice they work together, but this is a side issue).

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.

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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. An interesting presentation on this by Jen Hughes and Graham Attwell, which Graham makes a blog post about.

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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 and social business tools become mainstream: " For me being a Linked Enterprise Data enthusiast I would bet a coin or two on that pragmatic way of bridge different data sets and uses.

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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). A taxonomy-driven folksonomy maps user tags to a controlled vocabulary authority to allow for specific schema analysis.

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. The Awareness Engine is a Web aggregation utility for anyone needing to maintain awareness of emerging events from the Internet and intranet. 

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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.

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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). If you create content and don’t use a hashtag you are passing it through OWNED media (your subscribers) but it rarely escapes into EARNED media (other people who would be interested.

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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. For a couple of years it wasn’t “a book&# but just “an update&#.

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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. For a couple of years it wasn’t “a book&# but just “an update&#.

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


“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 tool in business. based on their experiences using them, what they see with clients, and from KMWorld 2008. See also

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"?

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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. SPSocial is the Twitter ID to follow. Demo: MySite has 3 out of box pages. expect people to rename pages to make them their own.

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. If the conditions are right to support healthy folksonomies, then the organization will get far greater value by actively exploiting their potential for providing rich serendipity as well. [I’ll

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

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Enterprises Not One Dimensional - Technology Not the Only Influence on the Future Enterprise | Main | Tag Clouds: Patterns As Well As Folksonomy » February 01, 2008 What A Yahoo!

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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.

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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. Knowledge Plaza is a new Web-based platform for enterprise search, social bookmarking, knowledge management, information brokerage and expert identification.

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. This aggregate is what allows folksonomy, as it surfaced in I also wondered about Wikipedias definition of folksonomies as collaborative.

Green Chameleon » Blog comments

Green Chameleon

If I’ve understood it right, (oversimplifying) you see a duality beetween taxonomies and emergent structures like folksonomies. Are you completely sure that what we already know about structured information cannot be used to improved the state of what we currently know as folksonomies?

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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. That most hallowed of mental models and glib explanations, the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom hierarchy has taken a bit of a beating this week.

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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. He ultimately concluded that SharePoint failed for enterprise 2.0. Apart from my own interest in his analysis, I have received two specific requests for a reaction.

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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.

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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.

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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. It came with free trial memberships to the online services of the day: AOL, CompuServe, Prodigy, Genie and ImagiNation Network.

Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Expertise Location and Social Sofware

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Ross Mayfields Weblog Markets, Technology & Musings « Web 2.0 Square | Main October 26, 2009 Expertise Location and Social Sofware Todays Wall Street Journal has an article on How to Find In-house Experts in a Big Company by researchers Izak Benbasat , Dorit Nevo and Yair Wand.

Full Circle Associates " Notes from the Seattle Online Community Meetup

John Tropea - Delicious Community

There is hierarchy and a folksonomy. If Rachel has archive of several thousand items, with good search and folksonomy, can she get by without a taxonomy. (I That information that they consume represents a folksonomy. Frank read a quote about folksonomies that I disagree with. )

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. As of December 2007 Jack will likely start writing about product management too.

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

Green Chameleon

The Library’s approach to categorization falls somewhere between Borges’ Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge and the basic principles of folksonomy: “Personal and idiosyncratic categories are encouraged.

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Enterprise 2.0 Report: Intranet Collaboration Features and Social Networking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Nielsen Norman Group Report: Enterprise 2.0: Social Software on Intranets A Report From the Front Lines of Enterprise Community, Collaboration, and Social Networking Projects 168 pages, PDF format Download Report (from eSellerate) $298 for a single report, $598 for the report and a site license to make copies within your organization and place on your own intranet. (No No shipping/handling fees will be added: its an immediate download directly from the server.)

Denning and Yaholkovsky on Real Collaboration :: Personal InfoCloud

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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CoPs 101 " ThinkingShift

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Home Thinkingshift is ThinkingShift CoPs 101 December 9, 2008 · Filed under Communities of Practice , Knowledge Management , Useful resources , YouTube Once again, I find myself in need of explaining CoPs (communities of practice) to people I’m working with.

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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.