Tagging and Social Networks: The Impact of Communities on User Centered Tagging

Heather D. Pfeiffer, Qiping Zhang, Emma L Tonkin, Edward M Corrado, Andrea Resmini

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Abstract

The panel will discuss tagging of documents in the context of social networks. This discussion will include to what extent and in what manner users, consciously or unconsciously, take into account their communities when assigning tags. Likewise, the panel will investigate to what extent the community influences tagging behavior, and if this influence helps or hinders search and retrieval or affects the context of the tags generated. The topic areas proposed for this conference panel are: Context of Social Network Metadata: Do users tag for the group(s) of people they associate with? Metadata use: Do small communities have a stable use of terminology? Search and retrieval: How do tags relate to metadata searches and contextual retrievals? Social Network Architecture: To what extent, if any, does community membership influence tagging behavior? Questions that will be discussed among panelists and with the audience will focus on the social network part of the difficulty of dealing with tags. Within a community, is it possible to decide whether to interpret a tag or just treat it as a primary key or keyword?
Translated title of the contributionTagging and Social Networks: The Impact of Communities on User Centered Tagging
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPanel presentation to ASIS&T 2007 Annual Meeting, Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Bibliographical note

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Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: Panel presentation to ASIS&T 2007 Annual Meeting, Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science
Other identifier: 2000681

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