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A study on the level of interest-sharing in a social bookmarking site.
Jung Sun Oh
ASIS&T 2008 Annual Meeting (AM08 2008)
Columbus, Ohio, October 24-29, 2008
As social bookmarking gains popularity, the potential values of the aggregated collection of information and human judgments involved therein attract great attentions from the research community. In order to effectively harness collective knowledge of the community and in order for individuals to take advantage of it, there needs to be a certain level of accumulation of activities for each entity and overlaps of activities across entities. In this paper, we presented the preliminary result of an effort to assess the current level of accumulation and overlap in del.icio.us. This result indicates considerable increases in overlaps, both from the resource-centric view and from the user-centric view, as bookmarking activities accumulated over time. While a broad range of diverse interests was observed in recent activities, the community has also built a considerable level of common interests.
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