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Unformatted text preview: o !), and Twitter’s hash tags all make heavy use o f f o lkso no mies. With this appro ach, classif icatio n schemes emerge f ro m the peo ple mo st likely to understand them —the users. By leveraging the co llective po wer o f the co mmunity to identif y and classif y co ntent, o bjects o n the Internet beco me easier to lo cate, and co ntent carries a degree o f reco mmendatio n and endo rsement. Flickr co f o under Stewart Butterf ield describes the spirit o f f o lkso no mies, saying, “The jo b o f tags isn’t to o rganize all the wo rld’s inf o rmatio n into tidy catego ries, it’s to add value to the giant piles o f data that are already o ut there.”D. Terdiman, “Fo lkso no mies Tap P eo ple P o wer,” Wired, February 1, 2005. The Guggenheim Museum in New Yo rk City and the San Francisco Museum o f Mo dern Art, amo ng o ther museums, are taking a f o lkso no mic appro ach to their o nline co llectio ns, allo wing user-generated catego ries to supplement the specialized lexico n o f curato rs. Amazo n.co m has intro duced a system that allo ws readers to classif y bo o ks, and mo st blo g po sts and wiki p...
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