But del.icio.us is far more than just sharing bookmarks. It’s a growing library of web-based resources that are loosely (but effectively) organized around tags that are applied by those who contribute. ..And here is one of the qualities that I would lump with Web 2.0 applications — that they invite, rely on, and respect the cooperation and contributions of the community. Not only are social bookmarking systems like libraries in how they are collected, but also in that I can check out, so to speak, web resources based on topic/tag and even based on the contributor, and I can train those web links to appear automatically in my own web sites and online handouts. This is new, this ability to organize dynamic documents that reshape themselves based on the contributions of others
think folksonomies can work well for certain kinds of information because they offer a small reward for using one of the popular categories (such as your photo appearing on a popular page). People who enjoy the social aspects of the system will gravitate to popular categories while still having the freedom to keep their own lists of tags.
On the other hand, I can see a few reasons why a folksonomy would be less than ideal in a lot of cases:
Some of you might have noticed services like Furl, Flickr and Del.icio.us using user-defined labels or tags to organize and share information.... Is there a name for this kind of informal social classification?".
Interesting sequence of events ked to term "folsonomy" - post by crobinson
Folksonomy is the result of personal free tagging of information and objects (anything with a URL) for one's own retrieval. The tagging is done in a social environment (usually shared and open to others). Folksonomy is created from the act of tagging by the person consuming the information.
The value in this external tagging is derived from people using their own vocabulary and adding explicit meaning, which may come from inferred understanding of the information/object. People are not so much categorizing, as providing a means to connect items (placing hooks) to provide their meaning in their own understanding.
Use this definition in my blog post on social bookmarking. - post by crobinson
Below you will find links to a selection of my online activities over the last 5 years. Some of these were assignments for my MEd, some were created to facilitate PD sessions I presented, while others were created to assist me in my instructional endeavors as both a classroom teacher and a teacher-librarian.
I completed my MEd in Elementary Education with a specialization in Teacher-Librarianship in 2011. I am interested in many aspects of teaching, learning and leading, but specifically: school leadership, leadership roles of teachers and support staff, BYOD initiatives and mobile learning, inquiry based learning and creative approaches to planning performance based assessment projects through inquiry, technology integration and web 2.0 use in schools in conjunction with the school library, cross-curricular and cross-grade integration, teacher collaboration and co-teaching with learning specialists, and of course using the school library as a learning and teaching centre of the school. I am a full time teacher-librarian at a large junior high in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. I am also a wife and mother of two wonderful little girls