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Folksonomies are gaining favour as a free content organisational system on sites like Flickr and del.icio.us, but that doesn't make them ready for business prime time. Fran Alexander explores the pros and cons of folksonomies in the workplace and provides some insight into balancing the costs and benefits of crowd-sourced tagging.

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Folksonomies are gaining favour as a free content organisational system on sites like Flickr and del.icio.us, but that doesn't make them ready for business prime time. Fran Alexander explores the pros and cons of folksonomies in the workplace and provides some insight into balancing the costs and benefits of crowd-sourced tagging

Appropriate rewards to encourage tagging will depend on the type of content and the corporate culture. If people feel that they are spending a lot of time tagging, but others are benefiting more than them, or that they are adding helpful tags and other people are adding self-promotional or silly tags, they may become disillusioned and the folksonomy will stagnate.

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