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SparTag.us: a low cost tagging system for foraging of web content

 

Tagging systems such as del.icio.us and Diigo have become important ways for users to organize information gathered from the Web. However, despite their popularity among early adopters, tagging still incurs a relatively high interaction cost for the general users. We introduce a new tagging system called SparTag.us, which uses an intuitive Click2Tag technique to provide in situ, low cost tagging of web content. SparTag.us also lets users highlight text snippets and automatically collects tagged or highlighted paragraphs into a system-created notebook, which can be later browsed and searched. We report several user studies aimed at evaluating Click2Tag and SparTag.us.

 
citation

Hong, L. ; Chi, E. H. ; Budiu, R. ; Pirolli, P. L. ; Nelson, L. SparTag.us: a low cost tagging system for foraging of web content. Proceedings of 2008 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI'08); 2008 May 28-30; Naples; Italy.