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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157907
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Social Networking: Social Bookmarking Tools
Abstract:
Social Networking: Social Bookmarking Tools
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Barton, Amy J., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing
Title:Associate Professor & Associate Dean
Contact Address:Mail Stop C288-05, 13120 E. 19th Avenue, Room 3216, P.O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA
Contact Telephone:303-724-1530
Background: Social bookmarking is a relatively new phenomenon. It involves saving bookmarks to a public website and identifying them for later use with keywords known as 'tags." There are three major differences between social bookmarking and adding a website to your current "favorites." First and foremost, websites that are saved on a social bookmarking site are available for use on any computer with an internet connection - not just on the desktop or laptop where you've saved them. Second, when you save your websites, you organize them by adding a "tag." This is helpful for categorizing your sites for use at a later time. It is much more flexible than an extensive series of folders and files to track your sites. Third, these sites are social. It allows individuals to share websites with colleagues and students and, in turn, be able to access others' sites as well. As with any new strategy, there are disadvantages associated with social bookmarking. One group of disadvantages is associated with tagging, while a second is associated with the social nature of website sharing. Tagging is not standardized (e.g., based on MeSH terms). Items can be mis-tagged due to spelling errors or use of the wrong form of a word. In addition, tags do not permit a hierarchical association. All terms are on the same level. Disadvantages related to the social side include web developers capitalizing on tags to make their websites more visible as well as the potential for spammers to invade your network. Methods: Implementing use of social bookmarking is free and simple to do. One of the most common sites is delicious.com. An individual simply needs to register on the site, add buttons to his/her browser, and start saving bookmarks. The advantage is that once the bookmarks are saved, an individual can choose to share them publicly and begin building a social network based on substantive interests. The use of social bookmarking in a program of research presents interesting opportunities. Sharing of web-based resources allows teams of researchers to interact in a ubiquitous fashion, without regard to location. If teams agree to standardize the key words they use to tag their sites, a major disadvantage to social bookmarking is eliminated. Recent research suggests that creation and use of high quality tags can facilitate a more effective web search. Further, the flexibility permitted by tagging within these sites can create new ways to manage information. A social bookmarking site designed especially for researchers is Connotea. When papers are tagged, the system notifies users who are tagging similar material. In addition, Connatea can download references in RIS format to facilitate input to citation management programs. Conclusion: Given the ease of use and potential for enhanced information management, social bookmarking is a strategy meriting consideration by research teams.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSocial Networking: Social Bookmarking Toolsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157907-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Social Networking: Social Bookmarking Tools</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Barton, Amy J., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor &amp; Associate Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Mail Stop C288-05, 13120 E. 19th Avenue, Room 3216, P.O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">303-724-1530</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">amy.barton@ucdenver.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Social bookmarking is a relatively new phenomenon. It involves saving bookmarks to a public website and identifying them for later use with keywords known as 'tags.&quot; There are three major differences between social bookmarking and adding a website to your current &quot;favorites.&quot; First and foremost, websites that are saved on a social bookmarking site are available for use on any computer with an internet connection - not just on the desktop or laptop where you've saved them. Second, when you save your websites, you organize them by adding a &quot;tag.&quot; This is helpful for categorizing your sites for use at a later time. It is much more flexible than an extensive series of folders and files to track your sites. Third, these sites are social. It allows individuals to share websites with colleagues and students and, in turn, be able to access others' sites as well. As with any new strategy, there are disadvantages associated with social bookmarking. One group of disadvantages is associated with tagging, while a second is associated with the social nature of website sharing. Tagging is not standardized (e.g., based on MeSH terms). Items can be mis-tagged due to spelling errors or use of the wrong form of a word. In addition, tags do not permit a hierarchical association. All terms are on the same level. Disadvantages related to the social side include web developers capitalizing on tags to make their websites more visible as well as the potential for spammers to invade your network. Methods: Implementing use of social bookmarking is free and simple to do. One of the most common sites is delicious.com. An individual simply needs to register on the site, add buttons to his/her browser, and start saving bookmarks. The advantage is that once the bookmarks are saved, an individual can choose to share them publicly and begin building a social network based on substantive interests. The use of social bookmarking in a program of research presents interesting opportunities. Sharing of web-based resources allows teams of researchers to interact in a ubiquitous fashion, without regard to location. If teams agree to standardize the key words they use to tag their sites, a major disadvantage to social bookmarking is eliminated. Recent research suggests that creation and use of high quality tags can facilitate a more effective web search. Further, the flexibility permitted by tagging within these sites can create new ways to manage information. A social bookmarking site designed especially for researchers is Connotea. When papers are tagged, the system notifies users who are tagging similar material. In addition, Connatea can download references in RIS format to facilitate input to citation management programs. Conclusion: Given the ease of use and potential for enhanced information management, social bookmarking is a strategy meriting consideration by research teams.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:19:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:19:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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