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Tagging: People-powered Metadata for the Social Web by Gene Smith

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Appendix A. Case Study: Social Bookmarking

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A brief history of Del.icio.us, the first social bookmarking application

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An introduction to how social bookmarking works

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How Dogear, an enterprise social bookmarking application, got started

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Tagging as we know it now began with Del.icio.us.

Del.icio.us is a social bookmarking service launched in 2003 by programmer Joshua Schachter. It was the first—and, in some ways, is still the best—example of social tagging.

Del.icio.us also launched a number of trends that would later come to be foundations of Web 2.0—like tagging, easy access to its data and services, and extending ...

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