[crm-sig] Folksonomies

Tyler Bell tyler.bell at oxarchdigital.com
Tue Apr 26 17:08:17 EEST 2005


SIG-team,

A link here to an interesting article in last week's Computing Magazine 
(VNU Pub) that will be of interest to this list

'Taxonomies and Folksonomy'
http://195.74.122.210/~twbell/CRM/folksonomies.png

In addition to the advent of 'folksonomies', there are two things to note:

- 68% of surveyed institutions described taxonomies as being 
'imperative', 'important' or very important' to business strategy.
- the term 'taxonomy' has apparently entered common parlance

Also see a commentary on the use of 'folksonomies' in the 'Flickr' 
online image program:

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/online/archives/out_of_this_world/2005/03/some_thoughts_on_folksonomies.html

These points all show that what the CRM-SIG members are doing is slowly 
moving out of the realm of information scientists and into that of the 
end user.

Tyler





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