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Social Tagging in Knowledge Organisation –Online Survey on the Users’ Perspective PROCEEDINGS

, , Knowledge Media Research Center, Germany

World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Social tagging ranges amongst the “killer applications” of Web 2.0. Websites such as the photo database Flickr and the bookmarking service Del.icio.us are being used by an ever-growing international community. In addition, a number of other portals use tagging to compile user-specific metadata on information of all types – whether it be travel destinations, personal contacts, films or museum exhibits. Retrieving and storing information via tagging seem to meet the user’s needs for a number of purposes and in many contexts. This article explores the potential and limitations of tagging as a tool for shared and personal knowledge organization. Starting with a synopsis of the current literature on social tagging, it then focuses on the results of an online questionnaire, to explore motives and usage patterns for social tagging services.

Citation

Panke, S. & Gaiser, B. (2009). Social Tagging in Knowledge Organisation –Online Survey on the Users’ Perspective. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009 (pp. 3438-3447). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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