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Website Taxonomies: The Key to Discoverable Communities

It seems logical that any website has its own range of subject matter – kind of a geography of knowledge that it covers. So for example, Fine Woodworking (www.finewoodworking.com) covers anything related to, well, woodworking while it doesn’t pay any attention to, say, US Politics.

So it seems natural that any website would have its own taxonomy – sort of like the map of its knowledge geography. Or perhaps a better and more common metaphor is a Dewey Decimal System, which is itself a knowledge map that attempts to cover the entire knowledge geography of human interest. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by tstaley

February 18, 2013 at 1:29 am

Posted in Websites