Folksonomies: Threat or Menace?

bq.Tagging is fundamentally about tapping the collective human wisdom, rather than relying on a computer algorithm, for search. And that human wisdom is bound to help you discover information a computer might not otherwise know to retrieve. – “Ben Shneiderman(Tags Ease Sifting of Digital Data)”:http://www.librarystuff.net/2005/05/tags-ease-sifting-of-digital-data.html
bq.Folksonomies are far from generating a thesaurus never mind an ontology. That is not to say they are not useful and have their place, I’d love to get one on our library catalog, but they will never have the structure of more sophisticated structures. – “David Bigwood(Free Tagging)”:http://catalogablog.blogspot.com/2005/05/free-tagging.html