Using bookmark visualizations for self-reflection and navigation

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Using bookmark visualizations for self-reflection and navigation
Web users have been employing numerous methods for recalling websites. Bookmarks have been around for some time, but the usefulness of such a system has been under question. The lack of intuitive organization in web browsers forces users to make arbitrary choices on where to store bookmarks. As a result, bookmarks are often lost, never to be used again. These web pages a user bookmarks can say a lot about the user, though. A person's personality is reflected by the web pages a user visits and deems important enough to bookmark. By taking the user's bookmarks along with one's browser history and visualizing them, the user is able to notice things about oneself that he or she did not notice before. In this paper, we describe the iteration of a tool that visualizes all of user's bookmarks. We conclude with areas for future work. Keywords Bookmarks, visualizations, self-reflection, information organization ACM Classification Keywords H5.2. Information Interfaces and Pr...
Pooja Mathur, Karrie Karahalios
Added 24 Nov 2009
Updated 24 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CHI
Authors Pooja Mathur, Karrie Karahalios
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