Thanks to Markus Strohmaier an Assistant Professor at Graz University of Technology’s blog post from 2010, I have a much clearer picture of taxonomies vs. folksonomies. I also learned the term tweetonomy. The Wagner and Strohmaier article looked at if “aggregation of messages in social awareness streams, such as Twitter, conveys meaningful information about a given domain.” To be honest, I skimmed sections 2 and 3 (so many equations), but I read the other sections and it is very informative. As they concluded:
“While some semantic models and aggregations of streams are rather robust against external events (such as New Years Day), other models and aggregations of streams are more perceptible to such “disturbances”, and lend themselves to different purposes.”
On a side note, I have really started to enjoy following my classmates tweets (thank you tweetdeck) and am learning a lot from the articles and blogs that they post. I also had the opportunity to participate in Hack Library School’s Day in the Life (#HLSDITL) and it was awesome to see what other LIS students were learning about and working on.