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

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Appendix B. Case Study: Media Sharing

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How tags enable object-centered sociality

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A comparison of tagging approaches at popular media-sharing Web sites

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Deep tagging and other variations on tagging videos

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In this case study we’ll consider the value of tags in media-sharing applications. Media sharing is a general term for Web sites that allow users to share photos, videos, music, and other kinds of digital media with each other.

The examples in this case study cover a broad swath of tagging systems. We have the simplest systems to full-blown collaborative tagging systems.

How Media Sharing Works

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