Peter Morville, “Ambient Findability : How what we find changes who we are.” (O’Reilly, September, 2005)
Part of the Safari Books Online Series : http://tinyurl.com/c8564
For an accessible description on how the web-world has co-opted the language of, or implemented the ideas of, taxonomies, ontologies, metadata, folksonomies, and the semantic web, see chapter 6: The Sociosemantic Web (esp. 6.2: The Social Life of Metadata).
I imagine it would be especially interesting to those creating “outward directed” websites, i.e. sites that are created to attract visitors.
And, in remembrance of Foucault, considering all these classification/searching schemes in terms of Borges’ “Chinese Encyclopedia” animals list (http://www.multicians.org/thvv/borges-animals.html?1) the chapter might be even more interesting…
semantic web, ambient findability
January 3, 2006 by Hope Greenberg