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Presentation for the Alabama Best Practices Center 21st Century Fellows on tagging including del.icio.us and flickr, folksonomies and tag clouds.

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Social tagging and tools Social tagging and tools Presentation Transcript

  • Social tagging and networking tools
    • del.icio.us http://del.icio.us/
    • flickr http://www.flickr.com/
    Related concepts
      • folksonomies
    • tag clouds
    • graphical discovery engines
    ABPC 21 st Century Fellows Wendy Stephens January 26, 2006 Both social network sites have been acquired by
  • del.icio.us
    • Online bookmark file, accessible from any Internet-connected computer
    • Need password to post to del.icio.us
    • Manually or automatically, you can install two favorites
    • One to post to del.icio.us
    • One to get back to your del.icio.us account
    • You can assign a description (free text, searchable) and tags (by creating a controlled vocabulary)
    • How to use del.icio.us: Jon Udell screencast
    • http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/gems/delicious.html
  • del.icio.us in the classroom
    • “Push” high-quality website to students
    • Group accounts allow students to share bookmarks of important sites
  • del.icio.us tagging
    • Why tag? classification for retrieval and organization
    • See how many people have tagged the same pages; what other pages have they tagged?
    • Tag suggestions based on collective wisdom
    Tagging demands consistency and good spelling
    • Resolves capitalization, not case-sensitive
    • Spacing = separate tags
    • You cannot combine tags in del.icio.us
  • tagging and folksonomies
    • Instead of using a predetermined set of category label (like the Library of Congress Subject headings), users are developing their own taxonomy for classifying online content based on what they find useful: folksonomies
    • Folksonomies differ from established classification schemes in that they tend not to be hierarchical and are considered to be less precise
  • del.icio.us tagging
    • Tag clouds
      • Font size corresponds with frequency
      • Themes emerge
      • Online presence
  • del.icio.us feeds
    • RSS feeds
    • Monitor an individual’s additions
    • Monitor a particular tag
    • Monitor tags assigned a particular page
  • flickr
    • Why use flickr?
    • Host image files for your blog
    • Not just pictures, diagrams as well
    • Free uploads and server space (up to about 20 per month for a free account)
    • Downside
    • Images are public unless marked otherwise. Know your school’s policy about posting student’s pictures
    • Must have Yahoo! account to view flickr
  • Flickr uploaded pictures
    • your page
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/wendyontheweb/
    • dedicated URL for each image
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/wendyontheweb/85031734/
    • Blog This compatibility with most blogging software
  • Picture blogged from flickr http://www.wendyontheweb.com/21stCenturyWendy.html
  • flickr
    • Tags are searchable
    • Social side
    • Contacts
    • Groups
    • Comments
  • flickr fun
    • Spell with flickr http://metaatem.net/words/
    • Mapper http://mappr.com/
    flickr feeds
  • Graphical searching as a discovery tool
    • Liveplasma http://www.liveplasma.com/
    • Formerly musicplasma, now includes a movie search
    • Displays results as the center of a creative universe
    • KartOO http://www.kartoo.com/
    • Mouseover to see content from each of the pages
    • Create a new map by clicking on the appropriate topic
  • Why use graphical searching?
    • To clear up searching which produces ambiguous results.
    • One classic example is mercury
      • a car
      • a planet
      • a Roman God
      • A chemical element
      • a rock star
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