Pro metadata will lose to folksonomy
- Controlled vocabularies are not extensible to the majority of cases where tagging is needed. folksonomies are better than nothing.
- users pollute controlled vocabularies, by misapplying the words, or stretching them to uses never imagined, or sticking eveything in other.
- Building, maintaining, and enforcing a controlled vocabulary is, relative to folksonomies, enormously expensive.
Read trackback’s, comments and Use Technorati (an indexing site of blogs) against the Boing Boing and Clay Shirky links to expose more commentary on the blogosphere.
Update: the cross post of this on delicious-discuss List has generated someback: the no robots.txt is in place to avoid page rank spamming and save sever load; Joshua Schachter and Clay Shirky are debaiting "what is the semantic web". 4 rounds no knockouts yet.