Virtual Seminar

Tagging with Folksonomies in a Taxonomy World

March 2010 90 minutes

  • Expose tags through effective approaches such as tag clouds, faceted tags, and clustering
  • Encourage your users to create helpful tags using automatic suggestion or type-ahead features
  • Explore the good and bad from popular folksonomy implementations, like LibraryThing, Buzzillions, SharePoint, and Amazon
  • Develop proven strategies for implementing tagging inside of enterprise systems, such as a recent project from Raytheon systems
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When folksonomies showed up almost 10 years ago, they promised to make information on our sites easier to use. After all, if users apply their own tags to every piece of content, everything will be easier to find, right? Maybe yes, maybe no.

Not so coincidentally, our favorite taxonomy and category expert, Stephanie Lemieux, has spent the last few years integrating folksonomies into several large-scale web sites. In this brand-new 90-minute seminar, she’ll share her experiences, showing us what works and what to avoid, when you integrate folksonomies into your taxonomy and category design process.

Implementing tagging won’t replace your site’s taxonomy. Instead, a well-integrated folksonomy can create a synergy that makes a site’s vast content more findable. Stephanie will walk you through several proven implementation strategies for public-facing web sites, behind-the-firewall enterprise systems, and intranets.

  • Expose tags through effective approaches such as tag clouds, faceted tags, and clustering

  • Encourage your users to create helpful tags using automatic suggestion or type-ahead features

  • Explore the good and bad from popular folksonomy implementations, like LibraryThing, Buzzillions, SharePoint, and Amazon

  • Develop proven strategies for implementing tagging inside of enterprise systems, such as a recent project from Raytheon systems

We’re excited to hear Stephanie describe several hybrid approaches to taxonomy and folksonomy. You'll see how to leverage the benefits of consistency and user-driven terminology, while avoiding the evils of rigidity and inaccuracy. Blend tagging with your categories in the right way and you’re on your way to findability goodness. Don't miss this seminar.