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- Wikipedia: Folksonomy
Description of folksonomies, collaborative categorization schemes that use tags created and assigned by users. Includes the history and origin of the concept, and the difference between a folksonomy and a folk taxonomy.
Automated Folksonomy tool. TagCloud searches the RSS feeds you specify, extracts keywords from the content, and lists them according to relevance.
- Semapedia: The Physical Wikipedia
Project aiming to use Wikipedia to turn cell phones and mobile devices into smart travelguides by tagging physical locations with bar-coded URLs (known as Semacodes) which point the phones to relevant Wikipedia articles.
Tool that allows users to add movable notes and tags in photos and share, publish, and upload them to other sites.
Online application allowing you to connect Wikipedia articles with places, and then use the geographic database to browse or syndicate articles by the locations they describe.
- Folksonomies - Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata
Academic paper on folksonomy and user-generated metadata, arguing that folksonomies and tagging systems offer an alternative to professional or author-created metadata schemes.
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- Folksonomies: Power to the People
Paper analyzing the uses, limitations, and peculiar properties of folksonomies or user-generated metadata schemes. By Emanuele Quintarelli of the International Society for Knowledge Organization.
- Wired: Order Out of Chaos
Article giving an overview of folksonomies, collections user-generated and assigned categories or tags used to organize information online. From Wired magazine,
- You're It
Blog on tagging, folksonomy, and collaborative categorization by a group of information architects.
- Ajaxonomy: Del.icio.us Spy
Running list of links added to Del.icio.us. Filter incoming links by keyword. "Watch the world bookmark the web as it is happening," noted Techcrunch.
Open Source tagging/folksonomy module for PHP/MySQL applications, allowing programmers to create, access, and manage tags on existing database schemas.
Tag aggregator, where users can find photos, products, links, and other results related to a keyword or tag used online.