Tagging for Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing By Beth Kanter
Trainer, coach, and consultant to nonprofits  and effective technology use.  Beth Kanter: Offline
Beth Kanter: Online Profiles & Presence Content in many places   RSS Powered Fundraising Sharing photos, bookmarks, videos...
Photo by Robert Scales  Let’s do a quick poll!
<ul><li>3 words  that describe your work interests </li></ul><ul><li>Type into chat </li></ul><ul><li>Identify someone  yo...
I wrote my thesis on that! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginable/ This is exactly what I need to learn about!
What is tagging anyway?
 
 
 
 
 
Social Bookmarking
Limited Flexibility Limited Descriptive Information
Bookmarks are our junk drawers.  Only hyper organized people put them into folders, clean out dead links, or click around ...
Limited Mobility too …
 
 
Old way to share links …
Can I just use a search engine?
 
Tagging to the Rescue! Enhanced description! 24/7 access! Serendipity Flexible Easy Share
What’s in it for you?
Rashmi Sinha’s theory of tagging –  or why it is catching on  “ Tagging is simple”
“ The beauty of tagging is that it taps into an existing  cognitive process without adding add  much cognitive cost.”
What are some ways that Nonprofits can pick the low Take advantage of the social aspects of tagging What did you  tag?
 
Tagging is wonderful!
Tagging is crap!
Apple For example, the tag …
Fruit
Record Company
Computer
Paltrow’s Daughter
The F Word Folksonomy  is the “vocabulary” or collection of tags that results from personal free tagging of web resources ...
 
The T Word Taxonomy is the practice and  science of classification. A taxonomy might also  be a simple organization  of ob...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/leeontheroad/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/absinthe-green/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/michal/ “ If taxonomies are trees …” David Weinberger
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesullys/61095237 Tags are a pile of leaves
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesullys/61095237 Tagging systems are possible only if people are motivated to do more of th...
Unscientific Content Analysis based on Examples Found on Net2
Personal Use
Publish links to your blog!
Organizational, Departmental, Team, or Community of Practice <ul><li>Discuss Tagging Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Set up Accou...
Began an attempt to create an emergent nonprofit technology taxonomy which lead to an experiment with del.icio.us
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/editor /
 
Ad hoc collaborations
Some initial analysis of tags and taggers
Collaborative filtering Social search Retrieval NpTech Mashups
Key Learnings <ul><ul><li>Not everyone had to do the tagging for everyone to benefit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire hydra...
The Reflection Exercise
Pivot Browsing
<ul><li>Register for a del.icio.us account </li></ul><ul><li>Identify ten web resources that you find most valuable to you...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bright/ <ul><li>Did you find tagging exercise useful?  </li></ul><ul><li>Why or why not?  </l...
<ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Beth Kanter, Beth’s Blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://beth.typepad.com </li></ul>
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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliekintaiwan/ Tagging and Social Bookmarking: Integrating into Your Practice As An Extension Professional http://about.extension.org/2007/04/30/tagging-for-collaboration-and-knowledge-sharing/
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    1. 1. Tagging for Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing By Beth Kanter
    2. 2. Trainer, coach, and consultant to nonprofits and effective technology use. Beth Kanter: Offline
    3. 3. Beth Kanter: Online Profiles & Presence Content in many places RSS Powered Fundraising Sharing photos, bookmarks, videos, and more Conversations connections
    4. 4. Photo by Robert Scales Let’s do a quick poll!
    5. 5. <ul><li>3 words that describe your work interests </li></ul><ul><li>Type into chat </li></ul><ul><li>Identify someone you want to chat with based on their word(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Private chat for 3 minutes </li></ul>Disclaimer: This might not work!
    6. 6. I wrote my thesis on that! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginable/ This is exactly what I need to learn about!
    7. 7. What is tagging anyway?
    8. 13. Social Bookmarking
    9. 14. Limited Flexibility Limited Descriptive Information
    10. 15. Bookmarks are our junk drawers. Only hyper organized people put them into folders, clean out dead links, or click around the site to figure out why they were bookmarked in the first place. - Laura Gordon-Murname http://www.flickr.com/photos/ledgard/
    11. 16. Limited Mobility too …
    12. 19. Old way to share links …
    13. 20. Can I just use a search engine?
    14. 22. Tagging to the Rescue! Enhanced description! 24/7 access! Serendipity Flexible Easy Share
    15. 23. What’s in it for you?
    16. 24. Rashmi Sinha’s theory of tagging – or why it is catching on “ Tagging is simple”
    17. 25. “ The beauty of tagging is that it taps into an existing cognitive process without adding add much cognitive cost.”
    18. 26. What are some ways that Nonprofits can pick the low Take advantage of the social aspects of tagging What did you tag?
    19. 28. Tagging is wonderful!
    20. 29. Tagging is crap!
    21. 30. Apple For example, the tag …
    22. 31. Fruit
    23. 32. Record Company
    24. 33. Computer
    25. 34. Paltrow’s Daughter
    26. 35. The F Word Folksonomy is the “vocabulary” or collection of tags that results from personal free tagging of web resources for one’s own use and the aggregate collection of tags that results from a group tagging project.
    27. 37. The T Word Taxonomy is the practice and science of classification. A taxonomy might also be a simple organization of objects into groups, or even an alphabetical list.
    28. 38. http://www.flickr.com/photos/leeontheroad/
    29. 39. http://www.flickr.com/photos/absinthe-green/
    30. 40. http://www.flickr.com/photos/michal/ “ If taxonomies are trees …” David Weinberger
    31. 41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesullys/61095237 Tags are a pile of leaves
    32. 42. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesullys/61095237 Tagging systems are possible only if people are motivated to do more of the work themselves, for individual and/or social reasons. They are necessarily sloppy systems, so if it's crucial to find each and every object that has to do with, say, apples, tagging won't work. But for an inexpensive, easy way of using the wisdom of the crowd to make resources visible and sortable, there's nothing like tags. David Weinberger
    33. 43. Unscientific Content Analysis based on Examples Found on Net2
    34. 44. Personal Use
    35. 45. Publish links to your blog!
    36. 46. Organizational, Departmental, Team, or Community of Practice <ul><li>Discuss Tagging Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Set up Account (s) </li></ul><ul><li>Share Bookmarks </li></ul>
    37. 47. Began an attempt to create an emergent nonprofit technology taxonomy which lead to an experiment with del.icio.us
    38. 49. http://www.flickr.com/photos/editor /
    39. 51. Ad hoc collaborations
    40. 52. Some initial analysis of tags and taggers
    41. 53. Collaborative filtering Social search Retrieval NpTech Mashups
    42. 54. Key Learnings <ul><ul><li>Not everyone had to do the tagging for everyone to benefit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire hydrants are bad, help people simplify </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People write the best summaries (not programs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make your own unique tag! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be open – do not limit the crowd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get the word out; promote your tag </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage conversation, real conversation </li></ul></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/
    43. 55. The Reflection Exercise
    44. 56. Pivot Browsing
    45. 57. <ul><li>Register for a del.icio.us account </li></ul><ul><li>Identify ten web resources that you find most valuable to your work </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark them into del.icio.us using the unique tag “ extag ” </li></ul><ul><li>Annotate </li></ul><ul><li>Pivot browse to discover new users or resources, bookmark items you find </li></ul><ul><li>Write your reflections before May 23rd </li></ul>
    46. 58. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bright/ <ul><li>Did you find tagging exercise useful? </li></ul><ul><li>Why or why not? </li></ul><ul><li>What surprised you? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you integrate the use of tagging into your practice? </li></ul>Reflections
    47. 59. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Beth Kanter, Beth’s Blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://beth.typepad.com </li></ul>

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