Emily Horning gave an introduction to social bookmarking. Demonstrating del.icio.us, she pointed out misspellings and tag inconsistency. She showed citeulike.org and demonstrated PennTags where the scope of the sites bookmarked is more focused. However, I’m still not sure what distinguishes the user experience on these sites from other social bookmarking sites.
Jen Pollock from the Yale Center for British Art then showed a del.icio.us project she’s working on while auditing Tim Barringer’s History of Art class HSAR305 – London: Capital of the 19th Century. The students jump to del.icio.us through a link in Classes*v2. The students in the class all login using the same account to add their bookmarks and the tagging structure is evolving. Ms. Pollock prefers showing the tags as a tag cloud because of the way it visually represents popular tags.