Tagging: What's Next (Voices That Matter 2008)

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Tagging: What's Next (Voices That Matter 2008)

  1. 1. Tagging: What’s Next? Voices That Matter June 12, 2008 Nashville, TN
  2. 2. A bit about me... User Experience Consultant Edmonton, Canada Speaker Blogger Author
  3. 3. Vertical Filing Colour TV Source: New York Times
  4. 4. vs.
  5. 5. Volume Time
  6. 6. Volume Time ?
  7. 7. User Resource Tags
  8. 8. What’s Next?
  9. 9. Trends • More Structure • Automanual Folksonomies • Leveraging Communities • Sparking Innovation
  10. 10. More Structure
  11. 11. Structure
  12. 12. Sticky Not Sticky
  13. 13. User Resource Resource Tags
  14. 14. Artist Artist CD CD CD Metadata from songs can be aggregated to describe albums and artists. http://www.plasticbag.org/archives/2005/09/how_to_build_on_bubbleup_folksonomies/
  15. 15. Leveraging Communities
  16. 16. “humor” vs “humour” American Spelling British Spelling Jon Stewart Douglas Adams David Sedaris Terry Pratchett The Onion P.G. Wodehouse Douglas Adams Bill Bryson
  17. 17. Automanual Folksonomies
  18. 18. Tim Spalding
  19. 19. Combine Tags Reduce noise & collapse obvious synonyms Tag Mash Arbitrary tag combinations & weighting Tagsonomies Use tag combinations to Evergreen replicate categories Categories
  20. 20. “I notice a hesitance toward hard-coded semantics and manual work—people think these things won’t scale. I learned to mix it up... a small amount semantics on top of minimal structure can work wonders.” Peter Van Dijck
  21. 21. Sparking Innovation
  22. 22. Any Text String Write Read
  23. 23. geotagged Marker Tag geo:lat=54.1423 geo:long=-113.1232 } Machine Tags namespace : key = value clothing:size=”large” blog:via=”http://atomiq.org” upcoming:event=266399
  24. 24. Flickr Innovation Flickr Users Useful Tools Dan Catt Job at Flickr Developers New API Methods
  25. 25. Trends • More Structure • Automanual Folksonomies • Leveraging Communities • Sparking Innovation
  26. 26. “When the hype wears down... I think tagging will have altered the information landscape in a fundamental way” Jon Udell
  27. 27. http://genesmith.ca
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