Tag clouds are the new mullets. “It is of course wrong to compare weighted tag clouds to mullets, mood rings, and similar instances of mindless pop-cultural detritus. Tag clouds are not dumb. Their smartness is why so many have rushed to use them. But ubiquity and repetition quickly turn sweets to ashes.”
to see Ed Bilodeau’s talk on folksonomies at McGill’s GSLIS. I’m super-curious to see how he presents it.
Folksonomies Tap People Power. A growing number of websites with user-created content are relying on user-generated tags, also known as folksonomies, to let people know what’s available.