ARCHIVE: January, 2005

Controlled Vocabularies and Folksonomies: Why Change is Good.

In my last two posts, I’ve been hinting at why I think folksonomies like del.icio.us work: they are harnessing user behavior, rather than predicting or dictating it. The key to this is the ability of the folksonomy to change over time, an ability that controlled vocabularies often lack. In this post I’m going to explain further what I mean by that.

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Folksonomy Notes: Considering the Downsides, Behavioral Trends, and Adaptation

Lots more about folksonomies: the downsides, the behavior, the human adaptation! (updated)

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A Self-Referential Demonstration of the Power of the Del.icio.us Folksonomy

If you haven’t yet checked out del.icio.us, you should. Here’s why.

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Better Graphic Design by Maria Acosta

A short, interesting article by Maria Acosta.

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Making Money with Blogs: An Overview

Thinking about making money with your blog? Here is an overview of several ways to do so…and all you need to add is your audience’s attention.

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Information Gathering as an End in Itself

Sometimes you read something that nails a topic so well that it makes you shudder. That happened to me recently…

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Permalinks and a Company’s Fortune

Are permalinks a reason for the growth of blogging?

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