2010-01-23: Tagging Collaboration

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

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But already, new tools and technologies for effective collaboration are appearing. Tagging, for example, lets people assign one-word descriptors—much like personalized keywords—to bookmarks to facilitate organizing and locating personal data. These tags can be made available to others so they create repositories of popular information. And “tag clouds” can be created that graphically show which tags are most popular. In common representations, the tags used by the most people appear in larger fonts, with the less popular tags in smaller fonts.