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2005-04-23

Misspelling folksonomy

I don't really like the term "folksonomy", mostly because it's not a taxonomy: not hierarchical, not tree-shaped. Chris McEvoy suggests "usersaurus". And Tom Coates says that the first time he heard the term, he really thought it was spelled "fauxonomy". I think I'll adopt that one, and hope that it at least becomes an acceptable alternative spelling.

2 comments:

Dan Nugent said...

There's nothing keeping Folksonomies from becoming roughly hierarchical. When you thinkn about the term, weigh the "folk" portion of the word more heavily in your mind than the the "onomy". The onomy is to help associate it with a classification system. The folk is the important, ACTIVE, portion of the concept.

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