International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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March 26-28, 2007

Taggin' Tallinn. Piloting Meaning-Building with Locative Content

Mauri Kaipainen and Kai Pata

We introduce a pilot study for the Taggin' Tallinn framework of virtual community concepts of meaning-building, based on locative content. The latter refers to concepts in which individuals tag locations with their own content, such as images, comments, audio, and video clips or game contents. This association is implemented in terms of a database, accessible for upload and download via the web. For an individual, an action of tagging is a kind of multimedia blog post, or an entry of a web guestbook. The focal issue is how locative content fuels meaning building in virtual communities.


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