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/
1. Tagging for Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing By Beth Kanter
2. Trainer, coach, and consultant to nonprofits and effective technology use. Beth Kanter: Offline
3. Beth Kanter: Online Profiles & Presence Content in many places RSS Powered Fundraising Sharing photos, bookmarks, videos, and more Conversations connections
4. Photo by Robert Scales Let’s do a quick poll!
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. I wrote my thesis on that! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginable/ This is exactly what I need to learn about!
7. What is tagging anyway?
13. Social Bookmarking
14. Limited Flexibility Limited Descriptive Information
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/
16. Limited Mobility too …
19. Old way to share links …
20. Can I just use a search engine?
22. Tagging to the Rescue! Enhanced description! 24/7 access! Serendipity Flexible Easy Share
23. What’s in it for you?
24. Rashmi Sinha’s theory of tagging – or why it is catching on “ Tagging is simple”
25. “ The beauty of tagging is that it taps into an existing cognitive process without adding add much cognitive cost.”
26. What are some ways that Nonprofits can pick the low Take advantage of the social aspects of tagging What did you tag?
28. Tagging is wonderful!
29. Tagging is crap!
30. Apple For example, the tag …
32. Record Company
34. Paltrow’s Daughter
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.
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.
40. http://www.flickr.com/photos/michal/ “ If taxonomies are trees …” David Weinberger
41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesullys/61095237 Tags are a pile of leaves
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
43. Unscientific Content Analysis based on Examples Found on Net2
44. Personal Use
45. Publish links to your blog!
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>
47. Began an attempt to create an emergent nonprofit technology taxonomy which lead to an experiment with del.icio.us
49. http://www.flickr.com/photos/editor /
51. Ad hoc collaborations
52. Some initial analysis of tags and taggers
53. Collaborative filtering Social search Retrieval NpTech Mashups
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/
55. The Reflection Exercise
56. Pivot Browsing
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>
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
59. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Beth Kanter, Beth’s Blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://beth.typepad.com </li></ul>