The microstructures of social tagging: a rational model

  title={The microstructures of social tagging: a rational model},
  author={Wai-Tat Fu},
This article presents a rational model developed under the distributed cognition framework that explains how social tags influence knowledge acquisition and adaptation in exploratory ill-defined information tasks. The model provides integrated predictions on the interactions among link selections, use and creation of tags, and the formation of mental categories. The model shows that the quality of tags not only influences search efficiency, but also the quality of mental categories formed… CONTINUE READING