Tempting to Tag : An Experimental Comparison of Four Tagging Input Mechanisms

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dc.contributor.author Melenhorst, Mark
dc.contributor.author van Velsen, Lex
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-20T06:58:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-20T06:58:43Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Melenhorst, M. & van Velsen, L. (2010). Tempting to Tag: An Experimental Comparison of Four Tagging Input Mechanisms. Human Technology, Volume 6 (2), pp. 230-249. URN: NBN:fi:jyu-201011173093. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1795-6889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/25715
dc.description.abstract Tagging helps achieve improved indexing and recommendation of resources (e.g., videos or pictures) in large data collections. In order to reap the benefits of tagging, people must be persuaded to label the resources they consume. This paper reports on a study in which four different tagging input mechanisms and their effect on users’ motivation to tag were compared. The mechanisms consisted of a standard tag input box, a chatbot-like environment, a bookmarking mechanism, and a “tag and vote” game. The results of our experiment show that the use of the nonstandard tagging input mechanisms does not affect users’ motivation to tag. In some instances tagging mechanisms were found to distract users from their primary task: consuming resources. Persuading people to tag might be accomplished more effectively by using other motivating tagging mechanisms (e.g., tagging games), or motivation could be created by explaining the usefulness of tagging. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.uri http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.rights © 2010 Mark Melenhorst and Lex van Velsen, and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.subject.other information retrieval en
dc.subject.other tagging en
dc.subject.other motivation en
dc.subject.other interaction design en
dc.subject.other experimental research en
dc.title Tempting to Tag : An Experimental Comparison of Four Tagging Input Mechanisms
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201011173093

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