Tag decay: A view into aging folksonomies



As work continues with folksonomies and databases of tag activity grow large and mature, we will begin to run into the problem of staleness across our tag sets. The problem of agedness and increasing irrelevance can be combated with interesting visualizations and necessary new techniques. From the perspective of each of the other two tenets of folksonomy (objects and people) (Vander Wal, 2007), we can look at how tags are being used over time.