"They are built to be human-usable (...) are targeted primarily for storage/retrieval of personal information and serendipitous discovery of group information . (...) The development communities for each are abuzz with ideas for exploiting the structure"
"Of particular interest are its application to categorizing content in developing fields, and allowing the navigation of content sets by browsing. (...) social aspects and implications of these community-created systems are also of great significance"
"we discovered regularities in user activity, tag frequencies, kinds of tags used, bursts of popularity in bookmarking and a remarkable stability in the relative proportions of tags within a given url. We also present a dynamical model of collaborative ta
Tag Systems "are supremely responsive to user needs and vocabularies (...). (T)ransforming the creation of explicit metadata for resources from an isolated, professional activity into a shared, communicative activity by users is an important development"
"Folksonomy (...) refers to the collaborative but unsophisticated way in which information is being categorized on the web. (...) users are encouraged to assign freely chosen keywords (called tags) to pieces of information or data, a process known as tagg
Folks. "promote exploration and learning as users browse related topics, tags, and users. (...) users have the opportunity to locate new resources that they might not ever have come across through searching."
"a blog dedicated to folksonomies and reflections on the social tagging paradigm (...) I'm currently an LIS postgraduate, studying and working in London, UK. (...) Nick Woolley" - With bibliography on folksonomies!