Social Software maters because : we know more because people are working together… sort of like Amazon Reviews etc.
Flickr is easy to use
What’s the big deal?
- by me
- by my family and friends
- by anyone?
tags tell “aboutness”
Anyone can add tags if you let them. You can look at YOUR photos with a certain tag, or you can look at EVERYONE”S pictures with that tag.
Patterns emerge based on popularity of tags.
Tags allow people to describe things in a way that is useful to them. You can learn what your user thinks is important.
- User created metadata
- “grassroots community classification of digital assets”
- flat namespace
- not mutually exclusive with other systems
- helps with scalability problems with professionally created metadata
- helps users in the naming process