I’m working on a literature review of tagging for a class. I am particularly interested in the collective action and cultural convergence aspects work.
I’ve been traipsing through various articles and blog entries on the topic and i’m wondering if folks know of good pieces that i’ve missed. I’m looking for articles that analyze tagging either through data, through situated comparisons or through philosophical hammering. They don’t have to be academic, but they do have to contribute something new. I’m not looking for how-tos or discussions of particular services. I’m also trying to focus on unique viewpoints as opposed to round-ups.
I would also be stoked if anyone knows of any information management literature on the cultural underpinnings of keywords and indexing or anything involving collective action and librarianship in metadata. How do differences across libraries or across countries get resolved?
Below is what i have so far. Any additions would be *very* much appreciated (and i promise to post what i write).
- Tom Coates: Two cultures of fauxonomies collide…
- Ian Davis: Why Tagging is Expensive
- Scott Golder & Bernardo Huberman: The Structure of Collaborative Tagging Systems
- Liz Lawley: social consequences of social tagging
- Peter Merholz: Clay Shirky’s Viewpoints are Overrated
- Adam Mathes: Folksonomies – Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata
- Nicolaus Mote: The New School of Ontologies
- Clay Shirky: Ontology is Overrated: Categories, Links, and Tags
- Rashmi Sinha: A cognitive analysis of tagging (or how the lower cognitive cost of tagging makes it popular)
- Thomas Van Der Wal: Explaining and Showing Broad and Narrow Folksonomies
- Adam Weinroth: Tag Team
- Michael Wexler: I hate tags, I still hate tagging, I continue to despise tagging
- Mimi Yen: Hierarchy Versus Facets Versus Tags