30 March 2006

Interested in Folksonomies?

Anyone interested in deepening one's knowledge of folksonomies, after reading "Tidying up Tags?" by Marieke Guy and Emma Tonkin, should take a look at InfoSpaces, a blog by Emanuele Quintarelli. Emanuele is an Italian information architect with a sharp analytical mind. I recommend, in particular, the following posts authored by him:
Emanuele explores in his blog the tension that exists between free form folksonomies, such as those found on del.icio.us, and more ordered taxonomies. Several of his inquiries run along the theme of how to exploit the best of both worlds - folksonomies freedom and semantic order.