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Social tagging and its applications for academic and leisure reading

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Social tagging is a system of content representation which is collaboratively developed by information users and made available to other users via Web 2.0 applications. In this chapter, social labelling is defined, the elements which comprise it are outlined and the criteria necessary for it to be used are discussed. Also discussed below are in-depth descriptions of the characteristics and types of social indexing of information and in addition to such critical perspectives as its usefulness as well as its strengths and weaknesses. The contribution of social indexing and social content administrators to reading for academic purposes is analysed from an academic ...

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