Use this page to define all the various buzzwords around wikis and other social web sites. Feel free to add words that you may not have a good understanding of. That would allow others to fill in the blanks. Since most of these are described in other places, the descriptions here should all be related to how the concepts apply to education (or an example of how it could be used in an assignment/project).

Folksonomy

Description: As opposed to 'taxonomy', a folksonomy is a body of knowledge derived at by people tagging different terms with their understanding of the phenomenon. A popular example of this is the photo sharing site Flickr, where users upload pictures, and anybody with an account can tag them with different descriptions. This is also used in social bookmarking services like del.icio.us.
Educational application: In education, this concept could be used by having students set up del.icio.us accounts and tag sites within a certain body of knowledge to form an easily searchable repository for students to use in researching papers etc.

Crowdhacking

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Wisdom of crowds

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Hivemind

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