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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2012, Vol. 28 Issue (6): 65-71    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2012.06.11
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An Exploratory Study of Users and Tags on Social Bookmarking Websites
Gao Bin
Library of Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang 212003, China
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Abstract  This paper analyzes the characteristics of experienced users’ bookmarks and tags on social bookmarking websites in Web2.0 ages. The research methods used in this study include content analysis, Q method and interviews. Clustering analysis of the test subjects is also conducted to understand the relations between user types and tag selection behaviors. Through the analysis of the diverse factors affecting the test subjects and their tagging orientations, the paper categorizes four social types of users and further discusses the characteristics of sociality and the implications for related system applications.
Key wordsSocial bookmarking      Social tagging      Web user studies     
Received: 11 May 2012      Published: 30 August 2012



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Gao Bin. An Exploratory Study of Users and Tags on Social Bookmarking Websites. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2012, 28(6): 65-71.

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