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Social Bookmarking and Personal Learning Networks

  1. 1. Lecture 4 - Social Bookmarking and Personal Learning Networks Frances Bell, f.bell@salford.ac.uk Image used under Creative Commons License from Edans Slide
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started in Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison with Categories and Search </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging and Folksonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Networking for Finding and Sharing Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Block 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Assessed Task 1 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Started in mid 1990s e.g. Backflip , barely surviving http://twitter.com/backflip_status </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial ventures failed when dotcom bubble burst </li></ul><ul><li>Reinvented as ‘Social’ Bookmarking in Web 2.0 era when Del.icio.us introduced tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Many players in ‘free’ Web 2.0 arena Furl, Digg, Stumbleupon </li></ul><ul><li>Also offered as ‘enterprise’ service to businesses e.g. http://connectbeam.com/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting started in Delicious <ul><li>Explore, join, bookmark and tag </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/francesbell </li></ul>
  5. 5. Compared with Categories <ul><li>‘Old’ Yahoo home page </li></ul><ul><li>Most pages use some categories </li></ul>
  6. 6. Delicious compared with Search <ul><li>What’s new? http://delicious.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>How does delicious compare with Google search? </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s try a search for micro-blogging definition </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/search?p=micro-blogging+definition&chk=&fr=del_icio_us&lc=0&atags=&rtags=&context=userposts|francesbell|&context=all|| </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.co.uk/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENZZ339&=&q=micro-blogging+definition&btnG=Google+Search&meta=lr%3D </li></ul><ul><li>How are they different? And Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Can search within your own bookmarks, or your network’s </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tagging Uploaded on February 22, 2008 by [177] <ul><li>creators and consumers can add tags that have meaning for them </li></ul><ul><li>may be very general e.g. http://delicious.com/popular/tennis </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What Frances thinks is funny http://delicious.com/francesbell/funny </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specific SBSemtech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/francesbell/sbsemtech </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Folksonomy <ul><li>“ Folksonomy is the result of personal free tagging of information and objects (anything with a URL) for one's own retrieval. The tagging is done in a social environment (usually shared and open to others). Folksonomy is created from the act of tagging by the person consuming the information. The value in this external tagging is derived from people using their own vocabulary and adding explicit meaning, which may come from inferred understanding of the information/object. People are not so much categorizing, as providing a means to connect items (placing hooks) to provide their meaning in their own understanding. ” Thomas Van der Wal http://vanderwal.net/folksonomy.html </li></ul><ul><li>More information at www.njla.org/njacrl/Understanding_ Folksonomy .pdf </li></ul>
  9. 9. Networking in Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Asymmetry, eavesdropping/overlooking, group work, shared vocabulary http://delicious.com/network/francesbell </li></ul>
  10. 10. Getting Started in Delicious and Twitter <ul><li>See Online Activity Block 1 Weeks 4-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Work with some people from your tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Share with whole group results of your good site, bad site, ugly site (Internet Detective Weeks 2-3 Online Activity). </li></ul>
  11. 11. How does your personal network influence finding and sharing behaviours? Finding links Saving/ sharing links Network influences volume Network influences impact 2 virtuous circles if finding/sharing Strength is in overlap Delicious Twitter
  12. 12. Summary of Block 1 <ul><li>Lectures 1-4, and Online and Tutorial Activities Weeks 2-5, should have helped you to achieve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding how materials and activities are organised in classes, online (Blackboard and SiSpace) and in your own time and place.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding Assessment for Semester 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of Social Media Landscape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of how and why we can benefit from personal learning networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of practical and personal applications of social networks and Web 2.0 services for learning </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Assessed Task 1 <ul><li>See Blackboard space for details of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what to do – blog post on Microblogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How we assess – criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you submit url of post (not just your blog) through Blackboard </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Resources <ul><li>http://delicious.com/francesbell/socialbookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/tag/socialbookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/tag/social+bookmarking </li></ul>

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