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Tag Clouds as Social Signallers


Christie, T and Lueg, C and Baghaei, N, Tag Clouds as Social Signallers, Proceedings OZCHI 2010 - design-interaction-participation, 22-26 November 2010, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 360-363. ISBN 978-1-4503-0502-0 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Tag clouds are becoming increasingly popular visualisa- tion and interaction techniques used on the web today. At the same time, tag clouds have been shown to have somewhat limited capabilities and usefulness. The gen- eration of personalised tag clouds provides the ability to test how the enjoyment and engagement of an online so- cial environment can be increased, as well as the ability to examine what benefits adding additional social infor- mation to tag clouds would have. A prototype system was developed that allowed differently configured tag clouds to be compared side-by-side. This research contributes an understanding into the feasibility of increasing the social awareness provided by tag clouds, and shows that there is potential for improving the usefulness of tag clouds by including additional social awareness information in these clouds.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Tag clouds, social awareness
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Christie, T (Mr Timothy Christie)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
ID Code:68387
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2011-03-11
Last Modified:2014-12-08
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