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Tagging: People-Powered Metadata for the Social Web
by Gene Smith
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0321529170, Paperback)Tagging is fast becoming one of the primary ways people organize and manage digital information. Tagging complements traditional organizational tools like folders and search on users desktops as well as on the web. These developments mean that tagging has broad implications for information management, information architecture and interface design. And its reach extends beyond these technical domains to our culture at large. We can imagine, for example, the scrapbookers of the future curating their digital photos, emails, ticket stubs and other mementos with tags. 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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:20 -0400)
"Recent research shows that millions of Web users are tagging - attaching their own metadata to photos, websites, videos, and other online information - every day. These tags are used to share and discover information, track conversations, express identity, and have fun. Tagging is a new form of information management that sits at the boundaries of personal organization, information architecture, and online community. Its widespread adoption over the past few years shows that it's more than a passing trend; it's a newand interesting facet of our digital culture. Tagging explains the value of tagging, explores why people tag, describes how tagging works, and shows designers and developers how they canuse tagging to improve the user experience."--BOOK JACKET.
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