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Beyond the Fat Wire

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Folksonomy, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mess

Clay Shirky, Decentralization Writer/Consultant, shirky.com
Stewart Butterfield, President, Ludicorp
Joshua Schachter, del.icio.us
Jimmy Wales, President, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

letting people/users create their own categories and categorization

social computing -- resolving conflicts between the individual and the group

resolving conflicts between different people's views of what the categorization of something should be

now that we have tags, can we connect our tags across different systems? technorati might be doing this now

what are you tagging for? your stuff for yourself? your stuff for other people? other people's stuff? -- remember why you are tagging and who you are tagging for

tagging as a part of RDF applications?


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