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End-user collection building behavior in Flickr

Besiki Stvilia and Corinne JŲrgensen

(Submission #27)


This paper analyzes photoset and group naming conventions in Flickr to gain insight into the collection building behavior of Flickr users. Individual user photosets focused more on the components of the userís context and group collections were organized more around general concepts, and/or discussion of on group membersí work. It appears that individual photosets may evolve from bottom-up based on some shared attributes of the userís photos and group collections may be constructed top-down by matching the photo attributes to the purpose of the group. The study identified ten categories of attributes that users might use for forming digital photo collections and compared these to earlier research.


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