A tag’s life


George Holsheimer, Mirjam ter Linden, Daan Odijk, Putri Sadiqah & Raoul Siepers
Netherlands  2008

“A Tag’s Life” is developed to use the flickr, an online photo sharing platform, as an analytic and trend watching tool by visualizing the life course of tags. This visualization turns the user-generated content of flickr into a mirror of cultural trends. Whereas 2.0 websites such as Youtube and flickr mainly show the current popular trends, this project goes one step back by visualizing ‘historic trends’ on the Internet. With this, the tool opens up a kind of historic dimension and observes their development, their rise and fall within time and space.

The project is created by an interdisciplinary team of students from the fields of information science, arts and media of the University of Amsterdam.

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