[microformats-discuss] xFolk (RC1) and Topic Maps

Rob . rob.02004 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 16:38:18 PDT 2005

Ryan King wrote:
> Certainly, identification of the tagger is important in folksonomy.
> As Thomas Vanderwal put it, folksonomy requires a unique person,
> object and tag (think that's the 3 things- I heard him say it last
> night at BayCHI). So, its obvious that xFolk is lacking in the
> 'person' area.

Agreed, identification of the bookmarker is crucial to the folksonomy
concept. Both folksonomies and topic maps hold that there is "no
monopoly on truth". We want to be able to retain knowledge of whom
tags belong to when we merge based on resource url's bookmarked in


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