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Three Stars and a Chili Pepper

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Three Stars and a Chili Pepper

  1. 1. Three Stars and a Chili Pepper: Social Software, Folksonomy, and User Reviews in the College Context Joseph Ugoretz Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY IT Forum—December 2, 2005
  2. 2. Vignette the First— Boca Raton
  3. 3. Vignette the Second— Vatican City
  4. 4. Vignette the Third Brooklyn
  5. 5. Vignette the Fourth— Massachusetts
  6. 6. The New Tools--Google
  7. 7. The New Tools--Wikis
  8. 8. The New Tools—Tagging and Folksonomy
  9. 9. The New Tools—User Reviews
  10. 10. The New Tools <ul><li>Little central authority </li></ul><ul><li>Shared, social, control </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative references </li></ul><ul><li>User-provided content </li></ul>
  11. 11. What Can We do with These New Tools? <ul><li>Use them for what they are— </li></ul><ul><li>New tools have new uses. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What Can We do with These New Tools? <ul><li>New Questions— </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is an expert? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is expertise? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is relevant? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is accurate? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What Can We Do with These New Tools? <ul><li>Use the tools—and make use of the fact that they’re public. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate and challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>Object lessons—learn the rules of the tools (and the rule of extremes). </li></ul>
  14. 14. What Can We Do with These New Tools? Serendipity!
  15. 15. Caveats and Conclusions <ul><li>Think about your own discipline… </li></ul><ul><li>A hacksaw is not a hammer! </li></ul>Email me for more information about how to try these tools: jugoretz@bmcc.cuny.edu

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