Abstract: The online subculture of Fandom has a history of adapting technology and tools, from mimeos and photocopiers to online tools like blog software as method of providing access to or archiving the output of the community from fanfiction to primers and other information sources. This research examined how the culture had adapted social bookmarking tools, particular Delicious, as a method of sharing information and creating information access points. The research also looked at the development of folksonomies within the culture and how this aided the community and social aspect. The research also looked at how the users become information access points and how the users develop their tags/controlled vocabularies, particularly in regards to how they facilitate the social aspects of bookmarking.
Citation: JONES, M.A. (2009) “You're On The Global Frequency: Social bookmarking and users in an online community.” MSc. Thesis. School of Informatics. City University, London.
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