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  • 1. Social Bookmarking Check out this great site! Gus Jones, Birmingham Public Library
  • 2. What is Social Bookmarking?
    • People can store and share their personal bookmarks on the Web instead of inside the browser on their personal computers.
  • 3. Advantages
    • Access your bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere.
    • Discover interesting websites that other people have bookmarked and share your own.
    • Quickly access websites using keywords (tags) you have created
  • 4. Tagging
    • Tags are keywords that you assign to your bookmarks to describe the content.
    • You can assign as many tags as you want to describe the bookmark.
    • Size reflects the popularity of the tag
  • 5. Tag Cloud
  • 6. Tagging
    • Some social bookmarking sites like Del.icio.us require one-word tags with no spaces (e.g. SanFrancisco, San.Francisco, San-Francisco)
    • Other sites such as Ma.gnolia allow spaces and special characters (e.g. Romeo & Juliet, best in show)
  • 7. Social Bookmarking Sites
    • Del.icio.us – founded 2003, acquired by Yahoo! in 2005.
    • http://del.icio.us, or, www.delicious.com
    • Diigo - www.diigo.com (2006)
    • Ma.gnolia - http://ma.gnolia.com/ (2006)
    • Other examples: Blinklist, Blue Dot, Furl, Simpy
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    • Popular – expanded Hotlist; bookmarked by many people very recently; most popular bookmarks at the top of the list.
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    • Recent – bookmarks saved within the past few minutes
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  • 16. More about this page
  • 17. Del.icio.us
    • Advanced search feature allows keyword searching of entire site: description, notes, and tags.
    • Tag subscriptions allow you to keep track of all new bookmarks saved with tags that interest you.
    • Network feature allows you to keep track of the latest bookmarks of people in your network and when you save new bookmarks, you can quickly share them with people in your network.
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  • 21. Diigo
    • Highlight text on the page
    • Use “sticky notes” to make annotations
    • Easily import del.icio.us bookmarks
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    • Advanced search on Diigo allows you to restrict a search to URL, title, comments or highlights
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  • 33. Ma.gnolia
    • Thumbnail pictures of websites
    • Uses five-star rating system to indicate quality of website
    • Adding a bookmark to Ma.gnolia actually saves a copy of the webpage for future viewing
    • Easily import bookmarks from del.icio.us
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  • 35. View Details
  • 36. Ma.gnolia