Folksonomies – I told ya so
Ian Lurie Apr 15 2005
- Search engines, from Looksmart to Ask Jeeves, are purchasing folksonomies and trying to integrate the technology into search results.
- Amazon.com is also investing.
Now, I could say things like, ‘I said this in February‘. But I won’t. I’m above that. Instead, I’ll just keep scooping everyone.
Ian’s next predictions regarding Folksonomies:
- Folksonomie spam will become a problem: Saavy but unethical marketers will try to use these sites to create viral marketing campaigns by getting teams of people to tag and feature sites.
- Search engines will increasingly integrate the taxonomies created by the public (Folk + Taxonomy – get it?) in an attempt to generate more relevant results.
Regardless, this kind of collaborative tagging is going to become a regular part of the landscape. If you’re a marketer, you need to spend a little time on Technorati.com or Furl.net, or del.icio.us, to get a feel for it all.
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Ian Lurie is Chairman and Principal Consultant of Portent Inc., an Internet marketing agency that has provided Internet marketing, including PPC, SEO, social and analytics services, since 1995. Read More
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