Social tagging and networking tools <ul><li>del.icio.us  http://del.icio.us/ </li></ul><ul><li>flickr http://www.flickr.co...
del.icio.us <ul><li>Online bookmark file, accessible from any Internet-connected computer </li></ul><ul><li>Need password ...
del.icio.us in  the classroom <ul><li>“Push” high-quality website to students </li></ul><ul><li>Group accounts allow stude...
del.icio.us  tagging <ul><li>Why tag? classification for retrieval and organization </li></ul><ul><li>See how many people ...
tagging and folksonomies <ul><li>Instead of using a predetermined set of category label (like the Library of Congress Subj...
del.icio.us tagging <ul><li>Tag clouds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Font size corresponds with frequency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
del.icio.us feeds <ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor an individual’s additions </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor a partic...
flickr <ul><li>Why use flickr? </li></ul><ul><li>Host image files for your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Not just pictures, diagr...
Flickr uploaded pictures <ul><li>your page </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/wendyontheweb/ </li></ul><ul><li...
Picture blogged from flickr http://www.wendyontheweb.com/21stCenturyWendy.html
flickr <ul><li>Tags are searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Social side </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li>...
flickr fun <ul><li>Spell with flickr http://metaatem.net/words/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mapper http://mappr.com/ </li></ul>flick...
Graphical searching as a discovery tool <ul><li>Liveplasma http://www.liveplasma.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Formerly musicplas...
Why use  graphical  searching? <ul><li>To clear up searching which produces ambiguous results. </li></ul><ul><li>One class...
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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

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

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