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The Movement Towards Collective Intelligence on the Web

Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Workgroup writes about “Five Great Ways to Harness Collective Intelligence”, and makes a good point about the concept of collective intelligence. One of the things Ellyssa discusses is some practical examples of harnessing collective intelligence, one of the linchpin techniques of successful Web 2.0 software. The article describes this as when […]

Tidying Up Tags – A Technical Review

I’ve written about some of the problems I’ve found with tagging, but here is a scientifically written paper on the problems, challenges, and success of tags by D-Lib Magazine called “Folksonomies Tidying up Tags?” We agree with the premise that tags are no replacement for formal systems, but we see this as being the core […]

2005 – The Year of the Tag

In an interesting synopsis, Tagsonomy reports on “The Year in Tags” with a review of the expansion and development of tags in blogs, search engines, and more. 2005 has proven that tags are both big (in the financial sense) and useful. Whether or not tagging is a game-changer will, I think, depend on what Yahoo, […]

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