TagTeam basics

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  • A TagTeam "hub" is a project. It can subscribe to feeds from elsewhere, publish its own feeds, support members, let each member tag web pages for the hub.
    • Hubs get their input from three sources: (1) feeds to which the hub subscribes, (2) tags applied by hub members to external web pages, and (3) tag records imported from other tagging platforms such as Connotea.
  • A TagTeam "item" is a tag record. If you tag a news story in TagTeam, the item contains all the tags you applied to the story, the "description" of the story you may have added at the time of tagging, the URL of the story, the fact that you were the one (or one of the ones) who tagged it for TagTeam, and similar info. It does not include the story itself.
  • The TagTeam "bookmarklet" is the button on your browser bar that lets you tag web pages.

Getting started

  • Go to TagTeam and sign up (create an account). If you've already signed up, then sign in.
  • Once you have an account, you have the right to create your own hubs, tag for your own hubs, add members or users to your hubs, and so on.
  • If you want to tag for a hub owned by someone else, you will need their permission. (Likewise, if others want to tag for one of your hubs, they will need your permission.)
    • To request permission, pick the target hub from the hub menu on the TagTeam front page. Once in the hub, pick the "Contact" tab. Fill out the web form and explain that you'd like to be approved to tag for the project. Note that approval requires an action from hub owner, who may be traveling or crunched. Some will act quickly and some may not.
    • TagTeam hubs can publish carefully curated feeds of content relevant to the project. If tagging for a hub did not require permission, then spammers could undermine the value of the project feeds. (You may already know the problem well.) Determined spammers can still request permission to tag for a given hub, and if the crowd for that crowd-sourced project is large, the owners may not personally know all participants and grant permission. But the permission requirement means that TagTeam hub owners can revoke tagging permission from spammers.