A client asked me an interesting question the other day: what’s the difference between Taxonomy and Folksonomy? So I thought I’d be a good Samaritan and share my answer. Firstly, Taxonomy and Folksonomy are common place on the web as tags – tags are keywords that describe data. Content creators and consumers add tags to describe their data. The difference between taxonomy and folksonomy lies in who adds the tags to the data.
I wanted to clear up the difference between categories and tags in WordPress, something I find myself explaining very often to clients new to the WordPress publshing platform. WordPress Categories are your table of contents. WordPress Tags are your index words, think of a book metaphor; Read More