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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Lately, I have been using my del.icio.us inbox more because I needed a better way to keep tracks of topics of interest. I have found that in refining the topics that I pay attention to I get a more focused set of daily links to peruse.
There are only a few topics there now, and I will mostly likely continue to tweak what’s incoming. I would like to use operators(ie. links tagged “browsers” AND “gmail”) to further focus things.
Also, have a couple of special tags that might be useful only to me, like using domains as tags in order to show that certain links are relevant to sites that I may or may not run.