Saturday, September 11, 2010

Need to know more about how to use social bookmarking

According to wikipedia "Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to organize, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online".

Unlike file sharing, the resources themselves aren't shared, merely bookmarks that reference them. You can add story to your favourites or submit it to a social bookmarking site so other people can see it and you can track your story too!

Due to its popularity, some people have started considering it as a tool to use along with search engine optimization to make their website more visible. The more often a web page is submitted and tagged, the better chance it has of being found.

Social bookmarking is a free and very popular way to store, classify, share and search links through the practice of folksonomy techniques on the Internet, an easy way to help to promote your online or off line business. The basic idea of social bookmarks is you join a social bookmarking service and share your bookmarks with other members. With social bookmarking, the user creates a bookmark and saves it to a social bookmarking site.

Other than the web page bookmarks, services specialized to a specific, It works like adding bookmarks or favourites in your browser. The difference is that you get to share those bookmarks with others. And instead of just adding a link, you can use tags, which are words or descriptions.

Online users’ saves links of web pages that they want to remember and/or share with similar type user.

a. Bookmarks are usually public which are avail for all the user for that Bookmarking sites depends on terms and condition.

b. Can be saved privately those we don't wants to share in public, and used as private for personally used only.

c. Shared only with specified people or groups, the bookmark which you wants to share with particular age group, sex, medium of people, on the basis of their qualification and profession comes under this category and other are shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains.

For Social Bookmarking we require following things

1 Title: Element to identify the contents of a document. Since users often consult documents out of context, authors should provide context-rich titles. Thus, instead of a title such as “Introduction", which doesn't provide much contextual background, authors should supply a title.

2 URL : A URL (Uniform Resource Locator, previously Universal Resource Locator) is the unique address for a file that is accessible on the Internet.

3 Descriptions : Details for bookmarks as metadata, so that user can understand the content of the resource without visiting whole page or URL, in the form of free text, comments, Votes and tag as folksonomy.

4 Keywords : A term used as a keyword to retrieve documents in an information system such as a catalog or a search engine, or a word which is related to your bookmark, of which is helpful to user to find public, shared only with specified people or group bookmark.

There may have three or more than three parts in any bookmarking site for bookmarking Folksonomy is also called social tagging, "the process by which many users adds metadata in the form of keywords to shared content".

Top Social Bookmarking Websites are :
  Stumbleupon   Mister Wong   Reddit
  Digg   Technorati   HaoHao
  Ma.gnolia   LinkaGoGo   Newsvine
  PlugIM   Squidoo   Google Bookmarks
  Fark   Scuttle   Spurl
  Facebook   Sphere
  Blinkbits   Propeller (Netscape)   Slashdot
  BlogMemes   Scoopeo   Simpy

How bookmarking work?

Just create account on social bookmarking site with desired User Name and Password, login then supply details for the bookmark for field like title, description, URL, email address, contact number, set bookmarking avail option like public, private or group and Keyword then save it?

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