Sunday, November 14, 2010

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 survives and thrives on social collaboration. Take for example, Facebook, it wouldn't exist without the millions of users sharing photos, links, and stories with each other. In order for these websites to grow they need sharing. Sharing recruits new users. Existing users act as brand ambassadors getting their friends and family to join. The keystone of flickr is photographers using the site as a landing place for their photography and to connect with other photographers. Photographers who create groups and forums to discuss photography. Web is founded on the sharing principle.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Taxonomy vs. Folksonomy

Taxonomy and the newer Folksonomy are two very different methods of classification yet similar as well.

Taxonomy is the more traditional method focusing on more strict and formal guidelines. At its fundamentals, it follows a hierarchal structure. Vertical, up or down. This method is effective because of its exact science and specificity there is no confusion. Folksonomy allows sideways definition and labeling. This allows multiple people to categorize one thing in different ways. Although, this allows for more creative archiving, it can get confusing with so many labels to one concept.