I like the word folksonomy alright I guess, as a way to describe the tagging system of next-generation sites such as Del.icio.us and Flickr. I have been thinking of a different term: tagsonomy.

Maybe that better describes what exactly it is – an ad-hoc, collaborative taxonomy developed through the use of tagging systems. And its a good play on the word “taxonomy” from which the word “folksonomy” is derived.

At this point, I think the word folksonomy has grown to be part of the vocabulary and has enough inertia that it has become the de facto term, but I just wanted to throw this idea out there. If nobody else already has(not that I am aware of).

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