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Rehashing Old Tools to Look at CCK08

I haven’t posted for a few days (nothing to write about, sigh….) so here’s a cheap’n’lazy post reusing a couple of old visual demos (edupunk chatter, More Hyperbolic Tree Visualisations – delicious URL History: Users by Tag) to look at what’s happening around the use of the CCK08 tag that’s being used to annotate – in a distributed way – the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge online course

For example, here’s a view of people who have been using the cck08 tag on delicious:

People twittering mentions of cck08:

And here’s how people have been tagging the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course homepage on delicious (along with te people who’ve been using those tags).

The next step is to move from hierarchical info displays (such as the above) to mining networks – grous of people who are talking about the same URLs on delicious and twitter, and maybe even blogging about CCK08 too…

Written by Tony Hirst

September 10, 2008 at 9:38 am

Posted in Tinkering, Visualisation

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  1. Thanks for these; I especially enjoy the del.icio.us “wheel”…

    I’d love to see information that shows how much time participants are putting into the course (mostly because I’m struggling to squeeze it in with everything else I’ve got going on).

    Shelley

    September 11, 2008 at 1:31 pm

  2. I’d be curious to know how many people actually ever go back to the delicious bookmarks they make, or really browse other people’s, and what this wheel really gives you other than a list of keywords you could have devised already.

    Prokofy Neva

    September 12, 2008 at 7:42 am

  3. “I’d be curious to know how many people actually ever go back to the delicious bookmarks they make, or really browse other people’s, and what this wheel really gives you other than a list of keywords you could have devised already.”

    Agreed re: returning to delicious…;-)

    That said, delicious tags for a URl do provide access to human generated semantic tags for a particular resource; the tags also give you a way in to pivot searches around that tag.

    Something Jon Udell has touched on several times is how naive searchers in a particular area can access the “power keywords” they need to search a particular area effectively. delicious tags can sometimes provide a way in to specialist keyword vocabularies, keyed by resources on a particular topic…

    … maybe…?!

    If you’re in a delicious network, looking at the stream of links bookmarked by other people in your network can also support serendipitous resource discovery.

    Tony Hirst

    September 12, 2008 at 4:18 pm


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