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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 ( 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