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Over at the ongoing conversation about Everything is Miscellaneous at The Well, Jamais Cascio defines “fauxsonomies” as folksonomies gamed by “metadata added with the conscious intent to confuse or obfuscate,” or to weight them for spammish reasons. Great term. Very clever, Jamais!

Since nothing has ever been said on the Net just once, I googled “fauxonomy” and got 53 hits, plus eight with Jamais’ spelling, including one by Tom Coates at Tom even has a fauxonomy tag; at (Google also revealed that I’d blogged Tom’s post about it in April 2005. Ah, the multiple pleasures of having a poor memory.)

I was delighted to get reacquainted with the term, this time with a definition attached. [Tags:

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