Tagsonomy is introducing a new member, Don Turnbull - an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches a couple of courses related to issues that could revolve around tagging, including a course on what he calls "Knowledge Management Systems" as well as "Web Information Retrieval, Evaluation & Design" and even about designing information systems from the perspective of "Information Architecture & Design".
A year or so ago, I wrote about momentary advantages in business. There's a new frame of reference for value creation that demands creativity, flexibility, and execution. Ideascape makes it easier for your employees to cut through the clutter of information and prevent the frittering away of valuable resources; ie, their time and attention -- mindspace, and re-focus them on making ideas more robust, and useful across the business.
To grasp the meaning of tags (the almighty web link) we need to understand abstact feelings. Businesses don't go there, too scary. They need fewer MBA's and more artists. They need to get REAL PEOPLE - FAST!
Businesses would get better ideas if they used social web tools and social media to engage employees, customers, and partners on a free flowing and unconstrained tagging basis instead of a pre-defined hierarchy of words that define the way things are or should be according to the business.
To get ideas - engage the wisdom of crowds, in ways you've never imagined possible. You can see this idea in action on del.icio.us and technorati.com.
Kathy Sierra from creating passionate users blog remarks on "The wisdom of crowds" ..."the wisdom comes not from the consensus decision of the group, but from the aggregation of the ideas/thoughts/decisions of each individual in the group."