Social Bookmarking


In which we explore how social bookmarking can make your life easier.

What is Social Bookmarking?


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata.
In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. The allowed people can usually view these bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine.

Social Bookmarking in Plain English


Common Craft's explanation of social bookmarking



Del.icio.us Tutorials


Beth Kanter's cheat sheet: "Del.icio.us: Making it Use.ful (pdf)
Beth Kanter's screencast: Knowledge Sharing with Tags

Examples of Social Bookmarking Services


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