Social Software

outfoxed

I have been following outfoxed.com for some time. It is social software meeting search meeting firefox in a nice way with a cool URL. Now the site is on slash, so I am too late to bring you the scoop. :-(.

But still, the concept is great, trust, metatrust and webpages.Outfoxed | Personalize your internet.

Outfoxed uses your network of trusted friends and experts to help you find the good stuff and avoid the bad. (And a lot more, too.)

ooh, and it runs on drupal!

Google, del.icio.us, RSS and Folksonomy

Over at particletree there is a nice article about google, del.ici.us and "The Importance of RSS". Well written. Somehow in "Big Corparations TM" like the one I work for, these kinds of emerging technologys arent used at all, if People In Charge would even know what these technologies are.

This essay started out as an explanation for Google's foray into personal portal pages, but morphed into a comprehensive breakdown of the state of RSS, taxonomies, advertising, and how it relates to the future of Google. What follows is the result of several months of observation, notes and contemplation.

. Really well writen and worth to be read. As is the related article why rss and folksonomy are ao big.

delicious firefox extension

mozdev.org - delicious: index del.icio.us is a social bookmarks manager. It allows you to easily add sites you like to your personal collection of links, to categorize those sites with keywords, and to share your collection not only between your own browsers and machines, but also with others.

If you are in to social bookmarking, folsonomy, firefox and internet culture at large, dont leave home without it, right click on a page, add tags and you are there!

Ontology vs Folksonomy

Clay Shirky's has written //written up his interesting //talk about //folksonomy vs //ontology. For example about the Dewey decimal library system.

Dewey, 200: Religion

210 Natural theology

220 Bible

:

270 Christian church history

280 Christian sects & denominations

290 Other religions

How much is this not the categorization you want in the 21st century?

Alternatively but less entertaining there is Adam Mathes's //Folksonomies - Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata

del.icio.us mapped

If you are interested in [folksonomy], for example the implementation of del.icio.us, you will love extispicious. Think of deli meeting mindmaps. For example, pick a random userid from deli and put it in extip, see mikew42. Cool order?

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