Hands On Social Bookmarking

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  • Introduce myself Questions: How many of you have a del.icio.us account? Do you use it regularly? Do you use any other social bookmarking site?
  • Hands On Social Bookmarking

    1. 1. Mmmmm, del.icio.us! Hands On Social Bookmarking Instructor: Kaila Bussert February 5, 2008
    2. 3. Weinberger, David. Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder . 2007. <ul><li>“ Because a third-order miscellany is digital, not physical, we no longer have to agree on a single framework. Things have their places , not a single place. We get to create our own categories, ones that suit our way of thinking. Experts can be helpful, but in the age of the miscellaneous they and their institutions are no longer in charge of our ideas.” (102) </li></ul>
    3. 4. Browser Bookmarks <ul><li>Hierarchical </li></ul><ul><li>Client Based </li></ul><ul><li>Closed System </li></ul>
    4. 5. Social Bookmarks <ul><li>Open system </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture of participation </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-filtered web </li></ul>
    5. 6. Tagging <ul><li>Keep found things found in a digital world </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Personal meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize cognitive costs </li></ul>
    6. 7. Benefits vs Limitations <ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Serendipity </li></ul><ul><li>Filtered Web </li></ul><ul><li>Collective intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Hierarchy; No Synonym Control </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance on 3 rd Party </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy? </li></ul><ul><li>Echo chamber </li></ul><ul><li>No authority control </li></ul>
    7. 8. del.icio.us <ul><li>Most popular for bookmarking web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Started in 2003 by Joshua Schachter </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased by Yahoo in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>3 million registered users and 100 million unique URLs bookmarked </li></ul><ul><li>Version 2.0 coming soon: Delicious.com </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded in LibGuides </li></ul>
    8. 9. New York Times
    9. 10. Library Databases
    10. 11. Nashville Public Library
    11. 12. College of New Jersey Library
    12. 13. LibGuides

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