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In the digital landscape, social media and social platforms have become predominant communication tools in the wider context of Web 2.0. Folksonomies stem from user created metadata that popularized with the evolution of the world wide web in the late 1990s through link-focused websites called weblogs (Spiteri, 2006). Overtime metadata evolved to include tagging, also known as social tagging, hash tagging, and collaborative tagging (Ruslan, 2018). For the final project, I chose to focus on creating an instructional guide that introduced average social media users to the concept of folksonomies. The guide also touches on the specific characteristics of folksonomies (advantages and limitations), how folksonomies operate in the social media landscape, and the impacts folksonomies have on search behaviour in a social landscape.