How can I spread the word about content on this site?

Our site provides convenient ways to let others know about content of interest.  

As illustrated below, 'ShareThis' and 'Send to friend' options can be found on many pages.

  • 'Send to friend' helps you quickly send recommendations via email using a simple web form
     
  • 'ShareThis' helps you spread the word via social media services including Twitter, Facebook, Digg, StumbleUpon, and Delicious
Screenshot: 'ShareThis' and 'Send to friend' links

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How can I use an article's table of contents?

Tables of contents are generated automatically based on section headings of articles.

You can use each table of contents to:

  • scan main headings of articles
  • quickly navigate to sections of interest, by following links within table of contents headings

As illustrated below, 'hide' links can help you collapse table of contents blocks if you prefer to read without using indexed navigation. Read more about How can I use an article's table of contents?

Screenshot: Table of contents example

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Where can I find usage tips on content overview pages?

We provide contextual guidance on site content and features, which you can access via expandable tabs on many overview pages across this site.

You can use this procedure to access contextual guidance:

  • click to expand the 'Questions? click here to display or hide explanations ...' section
     
  • read explanations and tips
     
  • when finished, click again (or re-load the page) to collapse explanations and return to an unobstructed view of content
Screenshot: Displaying explanations in expanding  'Questions?' tab

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What do 'top authors' charts show?

'Top authors' and 'top terms' charts on this site monitor people and topics most frequently associated with tags

In each case, these 'stacked column' charts display extents of discussion: Read more about What do 'top authors' charts show?

Screenshot: Top authors for 'rdf'

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What do 'bands of recency' charts show?

Time segment charts on this site indicate bands of recency, comparing two sets of data over time:

  • articles count (inner ring) 
  • total usage of a term (outer ring) 

In each case, these so-called 'donut' charts display proportions of discussion over time: Read more about What do 'bands of recency' charts show?

Screenshot: Bands of recency chart for 'rdf'

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How does 'Filter by keyword' work?

'Filter by keyword' helps you discover content related to a specific term of interest.  

By using a 'Filter by keyword' field (near top of overview pages), you can narrow down a list of articles related to a tag. Using this filter in effect provides a layered filtering: showing tagged content related to a specified keyword tag. Read more about How does 'Filter by keyword' work?

Screenshot: Filter by keyword

How can I export sets of content and data related to tag overviews?

This site provides options for exporting content and metadata in structured formats, which we hope that you will find convenient.

You can use 'CSV' or 'XML' or 'RSS' links (provided near the bottom of overview pages) to download sets of tag descriptions and related metadata.  

As illustrated below, this site offers a range of export options from tag overview pages: Read more about How can I export sets of content and data related to tag overviews?

Screenshot: Links to CSV and XML and RSS data feeds

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How can I review all content related to a tag?

When following any tag link, you will be presented with an overview of all articles related to your selected tag.

As illustrated below (with example of 'google' tag overview page), in addtion to a complete list of articles related to a tag each overview page also includes: Read more about How can I review all content related to a tag?

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Where can I find overviews of tags used on this site?

Screenshot: Overview of keyword tags

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How can I interpret and adjust timeline charts?

Timeline charts on this site display two sets of data over time: numbers of articles published and total usage of a term. Read more about How can I interpret and adjust timeline charts?

Screenshot: Timeline monitoring 'rdf' articles count and total usage of term

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