Some people ask me; what is a social bookmarking? Here is the answer. A brief one:
Social bookmarking is the practice of of saving bookmarks to a public website and “tagging” them with keywords. Meanwhile bookmarking is the action of saving the address of a web site you like to visit in the future on your computer via browser like Opera, Firefox, Safari, or IE.
To create a collection of social bookmarks, you can join and register to social bookmarking sites such as Delicious, Digg, ScholarsCamp, Furl, BlinkList, StumbleUpon, Magnolia, etc. These sites lets you store bookmarks, add tags that suit to your taste, and organize bookmarks as a public or private. Some of them, like ScholarsCamp also features a social network capability for you. Means that you can do things like add others user as your friend, send them message or information, show your collection of bookmarks, and a lot like that.
Visitors of social bookmarking sites can search for resources by keyword, person, or popularity and see the public bookmarks, tags, and classification (sometimes category) that registered users have created and saved.
One of the interesting part of the social bookmarking is that some of them are build with a specific target audience and bookmarks. For examples, Citeulike is a special social bookmarking sites for academic paper. Meanwhile ScholarsCamp is a lovely social bookmarking that specially designed and maintained to organize all information about scholarship; the scholarships information, the articles about scholarships, competition for scholars, and much more.
That’s all folks. Have a nice bookmarks and happy tagging.
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