Tagging with Folksonomies in a Taxonomy World
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.
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.