Social Tagging in Community memories

Luc Steels, Eugenio Tisseli

Communities form in order to manage and defend a commons and community memories are distributed information systems that help them do so. This paper discusses the use of tagging within community memories. We argue that the role of tagging goes beyond being an aid in navigation. It is a means by which communities come to grips with the tensions and challenges of their environment through the bottom-up construction of a common ontology and a representation of themselves.

Subjects: 1.7 Expert Systems; 6.3 User Interfaces

Submitted: Jan 25, 2008

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