Many-to-Many: Folksonomy is better for cultural values: A response to danah: “The entire alt. hierarchy in usenet came into being because there was a proposal to create rec.drugs, and there was concern that usenet, running in part over an NSF-funded network, would be shut down. The alt.* hierarchy was a compromise, to allow some face saving in suggesting that the *.drugs group was not ‘official’. And of course, alt. (an early folksonomy, albeit highly compromised by usenet’s hierarchical design) ballooned to many times the size of the ‘official’ usenet.)”

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