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Tagging : people-powered metadata for the social web

Author: Gene Smith
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : New Riders, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explains the value of tagging, explores why people tag, how tagging works and when it can be used to improve the user experience. It exposes tagging's superficial simplicity to reveal interesting issues related to usability, information architecture, online community and collective intelligence." [Publisher's description].
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Smith
ISBN: 9780321529176 0321529170
OCLC Number: 154806677
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 208 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: What Is tagging? --
How tagging works --
Why tagging matters --
Summary --
The value of tagging --
What tags can do for you --
Return on experience: five motivations for tagging --
Return on investment: seven business benefits --
Summary --
Tagging system architecture --
Users, resources, and tags: exploring our three-part model of tagging --
Tagging in practice: examples from the real world --
Summary --
Tags, metadata, and classification systems --
Metadata for the masses --
Taxonomies and controlled vocabularies --
Facets --Folksonomies --
Tags in the metadata ecosystem --
Summary --
Navigation and visualization --
Tag clouds --
Navigating tags --
Geotagging --
Summary --
Interfaces --
Patterns in tagging interfaces --
Tag entry --
Suggestions --
Tag management --
Summary --
Technical design --
Data models --
Tag clouds --
Freetag --
Summary --
Appendix A. Case study: social bookmarking --
Tagging evolution: from Muxway to Del.icio.us --
How social bookmarking works --
Summary --
Appendix B. Case study: media sharing --
How media sharing works --
Summary --
Appendix C. Case study: personal information management --
Tagging for PIM --
Summary.
Other Titles: People-powered metadata for the social web
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"This book explains the value of tagging, explores why people tag, how tagging works and when it can be used to improve the user experience. It exposes tagging's superficial simplicity to reveal interesting issues related to usability, information architecture, online community and collective intelligence." [Publisher's description].

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