Allan Benamer gave a shout that the NpTech Meta Feed was broken.
The NpTech Meta Feed has been revised and move to here:
I've asked Marshall to put a forward on the old feed.
But is it fixed?
Gavin's Digital Diner gave us a thoughtful post about the pros/cons of taxonomy versus folksonomy, and the quality (or lack of) in user-generated content. A brilliant reflection, if only presenting one point of view, but still worth reading! It's here.
Gavin raises some good questions:.
- What the hell is the "NPTech" tag and how would one use it anyway?
- What purpose do folksonomies serve? How are they different from taxonomies?
- What's good or useful about user-generated content and what's just entertaining or cute.
Some links that might give some context:
Gavin points us to the "Beneath the Metadata – Some philosophical problems with Folksonomy." article published in D-Lib in November by Elaine Peterson. While Gavin doesn't point to it, I think it is worth reading David Weinberger's response.
Laura Quinn wrote a rant a while back on this topic back in October.
The NpTech tag early discussions can be found here: http://h2obeta.law.harvard.edu/59925
About a year ago, Jilliane Smith wrote a great post about the Tagging and the usefulness of the nptech tag over at netsquared: http://www.netsquared.org/blog/jillaine/tagging-for-nonprofits
More recently, Allan Benamer made some good points about how the use of a Google CSE might be the best approach:
Do you have an opinion? How do you use the NpTech Tag? Is it useful?