Sue Yeon Syn

Dr. Sue Yeon Syn is an assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America. Her research interests focus on social media and social informatics, and user involvement in information creation and sharing. She uses social media as a channel for users to participate in creating information, and applies various methods to make the best use of user generated information for different purposes such as metadata generation, information organization, and information sharing. Her research also addresses user’s information behavior in social media settings. Her current research projects include understanding user generated tags for digital humanities collection and analyzing users’ activities in social media for health-related information sharing and personal documentation.


Exploring Social Tags in a Digitized Humanities Online Collection



The recent development of Web 2.0 technologies has been implemented in many applications with an emphasis on user contribution, active user participation, and harnessing of collective intelligence. In particular, interest has grown in the use of tagging, as tagging allows users to add their own keywords or tags to online documents and images so that they can organize resources for themselves, share them with others, and find resources that others have tagged.

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