Does content categorization lead to knowledge building? An experiment in a social bookmarking service
Designers of systems with knowledge building purposes (learning platforms, serious games, etc.) are increasingly, sometimes inadvertently, using strategies like collaboration (Wikis), social networking, and Gamification. They aim to engage people and help them evolve their knowledge through several forms of interaction (sharing, commenting, editing, liking, replying, tagging, etc.). Given this scenario, the present work analyzed the impact of a collaborative, tag-based content categorization mechanism in user’s perception of knowledge building in a social bookmarking service.