Folksonomy: Unordered categorization

Posted in technology by Sumit Thomas on June 13, 2007

Recently I’ve been reading few articles on Folksonomy. It is interesting to note that user generated classification is as much effective as the traditional structured classification found in many websites. Infact it works much better and creates a social environment which can expand in dimension and depth. Tagging is a term usually associated with folksonomy based websites. Some popular sites which allow users to tag their content are Flickr, del.icio.us, Technorati and 43things.com. There are many more websites which fall under the Web 2.0 classification sprouting up with this concept.

I would be interested to know about your experience in developing Folksonomy based websites, the underlying database schema used etc. Share your thoughts.

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