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August 11, 2016updated 01 Feb 2017 11:44am

What is Folksonomy?

A way of organizing online content.

By Vinod

Folksonomy is a system of applying public tags to online content in order to categorise it.

The system benefits the user as it allows them to re-find an item when they go back to a particular site.

Folksonomy can also be called social tagging or social bookmarking as it is essentially a classification system which creates keywords for common accessibility.

The term Folksonomy was adopted by Thomas Vander Wal in 2004, blending the words ‘folk’ and ‘taxonomy’ together.

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