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Friday, 25 March 2011

Friday

who'd a thowt it!!!
Folksonomies...is a new word to me, yet folksonomy is part of everyday life. Anyone who blogs or uses a site such as Flickr is encouraged to use folksonomy. Okay I'll spill the beans...folksonomies are tagging systems.
How did I come across this new set of words? It came from a Tweet, another folksonomy system using # hash tags.
Intrigued because I love words meaning and usage I delved into the WWW looking for answers.
It all goes too show that words and language are always evolving. A tag used to be a name tag, dog tag or price tag, literally something affixed onto something else. Grouping things was a collection otherwise known as classification.

2 comments:

Jan n Jer said...

Thats a new one to me!!

Joy said...

A new one on me too!
J x