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Saturday, August 27, 2005
The end of the folksonomy boom?  
Dan Chudnow has "little patience for anyone who thinks "folksonomies" are anything more than fun, rapid, somewhat useful ways to help find stuff later and interact with fringe communities."

"People of all shapes and sizes are somehow really interested in vocabulary development, of all things, and -- trust me on this -- it can't last."

"Twenty years down the road you [will] realize many of those words you used to catalog all those web links that don't exist are offensive, juvenille, no longer contextually relevant, fully indecipherable acronyms, or just plain no longer interesting"

His view? The current interest in folksonomies will die off rapidly, and the only people left paying attention in this space will be the librarians.