The Designing Social Interfaces patterns wiki is a companion site to the book that Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone are currently writing for O’Reilly Media.
We decided to share the patterns as we write the patterns and the book to get community feedback. We think that hearing a variety of opinions about these topics will make the material stronger and more representative of what’s happening in social interfaces. As we complete sections of the book, we will be adding the patterns.
If you choose to contribute, we ask that you don’t delete sections out right, but rather add your information with attribution. We want to incorporate contributions into the final book material and would like to know who contributed what. Every page has a discussion tab for conversations about the topic.
We look forward to talking with you!
Rashmi Sinha vergleicht in A coginitive analysis of tagging Tagging und Kategorisierung und spricht von einer „post-activation analysis paralysis“ bei letzterem:
Tagging eliminates the decision – (choosing the right category), and takes away the analysis-paralysis stage for most people. It provides immediate self and social feedback. Each tag tells you a little about what you are interested in. And you find out the social context for that bit of self-knowledge. How do others view that item? Together this piecemeal feedback creates a cycle of positive reinforcement, so that you are motivated to tag even more. This might not make tagging easier, but it does make it more fun.
To conclude, the beauty of tagging is that it taps into an existing cognitive process without adding add much cognitive cost.
Visualizing Tags over Time
Improved Annotation of the Blogosphere via Autotagging and Hierarchical Clustering
Slashpack: An integrated tool for collecting, processing, indexing, clustering and classifying hypertextual collections
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