IL05 – Day 1: Jessamyn West and Jenny Levine

Jessamyn West: Flickr, Tagging, and the F-Word

Gave a great introduction to Flickr

Some highlights:
– other people can add tags to your pictures (if you allow them to do that)
– Tags – click the word, you get your tagged pictures
– Tags – click on the globe by the tag word, and you get everyone’s tagged pictures
– Explained the coolness of Hot Tags – last 24 hours, last week – shows what’s going on

Jenny Levine:

intro to – Jenny’s bookmarks

These bookmarks are things other people are finding interesting and important

Find others with similar interests

for:username – this will go to that user

– using at the reference desk
– they can get to it anywhere, and their customers can get to it, too

Thomas Ford Memorial Library
– Aaron moved their bookmarks to, then links tot he RSS feed

Many other places are using folksonomies
– citeulike
– Michael’s lastfm page
– 43things
– technorati
– metafilter
– Yahoo’s Myweb
– Amazon’s search in this book feature
– books we like