Week 06: Folksonomies and Tagging

The following will provide tutorials, definitions and resources for Folksonomies and Tagging. You are not required to look at all of the material, but search it until you feel that you have a good understanding of what is required for you to fulfill the assignment.

Table of contents
  1. What are they: Folksonomies and Tagging?
  2. Links of Interest
  3. Examples
  4. Assignment

What are they: Folksonomies and Tagging?

Be aware that sometimes there are lively discussions regarding definitions.

The following are lists of some ‘link sharing’ services:

Links of Interest


Look at the Flickr download in the sidebars of the following blogs:


  1. Add a tag cloud to your blog
Citation: Wiley, D. (2006, December 13). Folksonomies and Tagging. Retrieved February 13, 2008, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Instructional_Technology/new-media/folksonomies.htm.

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by the Contributing Authors.

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One Response to “Week 06: Folksonomies and Tagging”

  1. […] David Wiley’s OpenCourseWare: Blogs, Wikis and New Media. Chapters on bookmark sharing, photo sharing, and folksonomies and tagging […]

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