Labels

Technorati's new folksonomy

Technorati engages in a bit of folksonomy with it's newly-launched tags.

Bloggers can place a link to the tags page, and Technorati will include it in its count.

Some thoughts and works on taxonomy, search and "folksonomy"

An interesting (though week-old) discussion going on over at OK/Cancel regarding searching vs. sorting vs. browsing.

That also lead me to the ESP Game which uses a game-like format to develop a taxonomy for categorizing images based on user input — a folksonomy of sorts developed from head-to-head competition.

Widgetopia

Widgetopia - Over time, Christina has pulled together a heap o' widgets... interesting... a blog being used as a notebook... ...

link [Other Blog (Tom Smith)]

Library terms that users understand

John Kupersmith is attempting to devise an ideal set of terms/labels for library resources and services.

    The purpose of this site is to help library web developers decide how to label key resources and services in such a way that most users can understand them well enough to make productive choices. It serves as a clearinghouse of usability test data evaluating terminology used on library web sites, listing terms that tests show are effective or ineffective labels. It presents alternatives by documenting terms that are actually used by libraries. It also suggests "best practices" for reducing cognitive barriers caused by terminology.
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