A Little More Help from your Friends: Social Bookmarking
Tue, 11/06/2007 - 12:00am - 1:00am
About the Event
Is there a better way to bookmark? This question has inspired many of us to turn to social bookmarking as a method of keeping track of favorite websites. But if we're having a hard time keeping track of our own information, can adding a social element possibly help the situation? And aren't tags just a messier way of organizing information? Whether "folksonomy" is Greek to you or you've been tagging your bookmarks in del.icio.us since back in the day, this session will deliver insight into the broad concepts involved with social classification as well as examining nuts-and-bolts practical applications.
Presented by: Rachel Bridgewater
Rachel Bridgewater is the Reference Coordinator at Washington State University Vancouver. In addition to coordinating reference services, Rachel teaches, develops and supports web applications, and serves as the library's copyright maven. Rachel frequently speaks about technology topics at local, national, and international conferences. In her talks, Rachel often addresses the impact of emerging technologies on culture, learning, and teaching. Her primary research interest is information policy and ethics.