Quickie Folksonomy Screencast


I bashed out this screencast on the basics of folksonomies (requires QuickTime, 19MB). This one was recorded live with the built-in laptop mic (so my keyboard rattles like cannon fire). It does not pretend to be a comprehensive or deep account of folksonomies and tagging — it just focuses on a few of the common applications and demos one way these principles could be applied in a course.

All materials and references on the companion wiki.

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I am a Strategist and Discoordinator with UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. My main blogging space is Abject Learning, and I sporadically update a short bio with publications and presentations over there as well...
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6 Responses to Quickie Folksonomy Screencast

  1. Rock on, DJ Wiki! The volume is a bit low in the movie, but cranking it waaay up helps (until the canonfire kicks in 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this. I’ll be stealing – er, borrowing – it…

  2. Alan says:

    Ditto- I could not hear with my laptop speakers cranked up; iPod headphones helped.

    Another tagging problem not mentione – Tag Pollution Or maybe what will be is Tag Spamming. If say, you want to build a shared link collection, and have your small group of folks merrily tagging etec540, what happens if someone starts tagging say, gambling sites with your tag? Or if they just tag something not relevant?

    I am not advocating more control on tagging, but it is something that comes with the package…

  3. I laughed. I cried.

    Another useful tutorial that I will share with others.

    Thank you!


  4. Brian says:

    Thanks for the feedback — I screwed up with the levels, I might try re-recording at some point.

    And Alan, you are dead right, I should have mentioned tagspam. In fact, I ended up wrapping up before discussing the downside of Folksonomy at all. I had had some earlier technical problems, and was off my game somewhat.

    I might need to call a Mulligan on this one, but have no time before the holidays kick in.

  5. Forget the mulligan – a “Downsides of Folksonomies” piece might be valuable as a separate entity…

  6. Jingjing says:

    This is great. Thank you for sharing.

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