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  • 1. Golder and Huberman Study Usage patterns of collaborative tagging systemsO Purpose Analyze the structures of collaborative system and their dynamic aspects
  • 2. Description of the StudyO Data from delicious analyzed to uncover patterns among users, tags, and URLsO Data sets retrieved between the morning of Friday June 23 and the morning of Monday June 27, 2005O Data sets created by O Retrieving public RSS feeds O Then crawling a portion of the website
  • 3. FindingsO Regularities in: O user activity O tag frequencies O kinds of tags used O bursts of popularity in bookmarking O remarkable stability in the relative proportions of tags within a given URL
  • 4. Findings (cont.)O Users vary greatly in the frequency and nature of their delicious useO Weak relationship between age of the user’s account age and the number of days on which they created at least one bookmarkO Identified the following functions tags performed: O What it is about O Who owns it O What it is O Refining categories O Identifying qualities or characteristics O Self reference O Task organizing
  • 5. ConclusionsO Tagging users exhibit a great variety in their sets of tagsO Minority opinions can coexist alongside extremely popular ones without disrupting nearly stable consensus choicesO Most tagging is done for personal benefit, but can still benefit othersO Tagged bookmarks may be valuable in aggregate to describe and organize how web documents interact with one another
  • 6. Further StudyO Sites such as delicious continue to be fertile ground for studying computer- mediated collaborative systemsO Collaborative tagging sites will continue to provide new ways to share and organize content as site features expand and improve