Friday, May 23rd, 2008
- nForm (user expert consultant )
Voodoo Donuts = donut porn
When was metadata invented?
As soon as or before the first data. Even culture that never developed written language still used matadata – Incas
Railroads in 1900s drove advancements in metadata.
Filing cabnets virtical filing and tabs really changes record keeping in the 1900s – reason why we still have Folders on our computers
Yahoo vs google
Hierarchy vs search
Not explosion… A stream.
Financial tagging (He shows example where he only has $22 in his savings… Need to buy his book).
Uses bubble up tagging song album artist
FF browser plugin.
When appling tags it shows you related tag concepts and shows defn. “ny” “nyc” “big apple”.
They mine wikipedia to get definitions. This is second generation user created content.
Gold standard. Shows similarities. Largest library catalog in world.
Created ways to merge tags. Can see changes. Wiki like community.
Can split up tags humor vs humour… Sociosmantic differences.
Etsy everything is handmade and unique.
Catagories might be limiting
Only controls top level. Then suggests tags. These tag relations are used to create standard navigation.
Groups tags. Then you can punch out tags to refine your results. They then use tag mashes to help approximate evergrewn caragory taxonomy. Predefined by lib of congress
Manual work does not scale. However a little structure can give a lot of value to encourage automannual.
Lookup peter van dijick
Flikr is example. Where rss is created for every tag even if only used once. This is how geotagging evolved
- Market tag 2 machine tags geotagged + geo:lat=46733… + geo:lon=345345
- In 2005 this was usually entered by hand.
- Tools then created tools to make use of the tags.
- Dan Catt user was hired by flickr.
- More structure
- Automannual folksonomy
- Leveraging communities
Great questions and discussion
- Freetag php plugin. Lots of functionality built in. No support though.