Is there an Example of a Usable Folksonomy?

Yesterday I asked for an example of a scalable taxonomy.

Whether I meant to or not, I was assuming that the taxonomy’s cousin, the folksonomy, scales well. And most folks who wrote in or commented seemed to agree with that. So the next question is: are there any usable folksonomies out there?

Yesterday I asked for an example of a scalable taxonomy.

Whether I meant to or not, I was assuming that the taxonomy’s cousin, the folksonomy, scales well. And most folks who wrote in or commented seemed to agree with that.

This morning Donna Maurer at Digital Web picked up on the thread and asks if I’m not assuming too much about folksonomies. Maybe they’re scalable, but not usable.

So, let’s ask that question, too.

Are there examples of folksonomies that work well at a large scale?

Is anybody out there using a tagging system (and using it well) that doesn’t seem to mind when more and more content is added?

Published: January 31st, 2007

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