Fans Are Better Than Tech at Organizing Information Online | WIRED


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2 days ago by ree
Sent from boing boing, better mapping by dedicated people: " On AO3, users can put in whatever tags they want. (Autocomplete is there to help, but they don't have to use it.) Then behind the scenes, human volunteers look up any new tags that no one else has used before and match them with any applicable existing tags, a process known as tag wrangling. Wrangling means that you don't need to know whether the most popular tag for your new fanfic featuring Sherlock Holmes and John Watson is Johnlock or Sherwatson or John/Sherlock or Sherlock/John or Holmes/Watson or anything else. And you definitely don't need to tag your fic with all of them just in case. Instead, you pick whichever one you like, the tag wranglers do their work behind the scenes, and readers looking for any of these synonyms will still be able to find you."
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2 days ago by rmhogervorst
Kudos to the fans. One of the nominees for the Hugo Awards this year is Archive of Our Own, a fanfiction archive containing nearly 5 million fanworks—about the…
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2 days ago by AramZS
Tagging an Archive of Our Own
*see also .'s Fan is Tool Using Animal
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2 days ago by jubois
Kudos to the fans. One of the nominees for the Hugo Awards this year is Archive of Our Own, a fanfiction archive containing nearly 5 million fanworks—about the size of the English Wikipedia, and several years younger. via Pocket
2 days ago by laurajnash
Relevant to your keynoting interests
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2 days ago by daisyk
Relevant to your keynoting interests
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2 days ago by DRMacIver
speaking of metadata…
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2 days ago by eaton
Archive of Our Own, the fanfiction database recently nominated for a Hugo, has perfected a system of tagging that the rest of the web could emulate.
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3 days ago by kejadlen
Archive of Our Own, a fanfiction archive containing nearly 5 million fanworks—about the size of the English Wikipedia, and several years younger. It's not just the fanfic, fanart, fanvids, and other fanworks, impressive as they are, that make Archive of Our Own worthy of one of the biggest honors in science fiction and fantasy. It's also the architecture of the site itself.
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3 days ago by twwoodward
This community-oriented nature is at the heart of AO3's success—it was created by fans who got tired of the capricious takedown policies of for-profit fanfiction hosting sites and decided to buy their own servers, teach themselves how to code, and create a site that was exactly what they wanted, including an incredibly functional tagging system that runs rings around both professional databases and billion-dollar social platforms.
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3 days ago by kmspurgin
Kudos to the fans. One of the nominees for the Hugo Awards this year is Archive of Our Own, a fanfiction archive containing nearly 5 million fanworks—about the…
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3 days ago by lach
Fans tag the content, but then -- volunteers consolidate and aggregate those tags:
On AO3, users can put in whatever tags they want. (Autocomplete is there to help, but they don't have to use it.) Then behind the scenes, human volunteers look up any new tags that no one else has used before and match them with any applicable existing tags, a process known as tag wrangling. Wrangling means that you don't need to know whether the most popular tag for your new fanfic featuring Sherlock Holmes and John Watson is Johnlock or Sherwatson or John/Sherlock or Sherlock/John or Holmes/Watson or anything else. And you definitely don't need to tag your fic with all of them just in case. Instead, you pick whichever one you like, the tag wranglers do their work behind the scenes, and readers looking for any of these synonyms will still be able to find you.
folksonomy  tagging  tags  taxonomy  fans  fandom  archival  archives  fanfic 
3 days ago by jm
Fans Are Better Than Tech at Organizing Information Online https://t.co/oKdahXQ89u

— Richard Laksana (@RichardLaksana) June 11, 2019
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4 days ago by rlaksana
Kudos to the fans. One of the nominees for the Hugo Awards this year is Archive of Our Own, a fanfiction archive containing nearly 5 million fanworks—about the size of the English Wikipedia, and several years younger.
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4 days ago by rwhe
Kudos to the fans. One of the nominees for the Hugo Awards this year is Archive of Our Own, a fanfiction archive containing nearly 5 million fanworks—about the…
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4 days ago by stevenbedrick
Linked-datanauts should probably read on “tag wrangling.”

It’s vocab harmonization by anot…
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4 days ago by edsonm