Thomas Vander Wal: When Folksonomies Supplant Taxonomies

September 13th, 2010

When you’re sharing photos online, posting to your blog, arranging books on your bookshelves, or organizing your recipes, you come up with your own categorization systems. While there’s a science of classification called taxonomy, Internet developer and information architect Thomas Vander Wal has dubbed the on-the-fly categorization methods used by everyday people “folksonomy.”

WordPress 3: Customized Taxonomies Have Arrived

June 23rd, 2010

If you use WordPress, you likely use the tag function to categorize your posts. While tagging is helpful, your visitors can still have a difficult time finding the information they need. Now, WordPress 3 offers the ability to create customized taxonomies that can more closely align with elements that remain the same from post to [...]