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

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Chapter 6. Interfaces

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Patterns for tagging interfaces

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Character- and action-delimited tagging interfaces

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Three kinds of tag suggestions and how they influence tagging activity

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Approaches to editing, deleting, and moderating tags

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Given that most tagging interfaces are a single text input box (see Figure 6.1), you might wonder why we’re spending a whole chapter talking about them. Are they really that important?

Four tagging interfaces: (1) Del.icio.us, (2) 43 Places, (3) Technorati, and (4) SlideShare.

Figure 6.1. Four tagging interfaces: (1) Del.icio.us, (2) 43 Places, (3) Technorati, ...

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