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Social Bookmarking

  1. 1. by Bryan Gall
  2. 2. Social Bookmarking Networks <ul><li>Wikipedia defines social bookmarking as a method that allows internet users to store, organize, search and manage bookmarks of web pages on the internet with the help of metadata. </li></ul><ul><li>Users save the links to web sites they want to remember or share with others. </li></ul><ul><li>These bookmarks are usually public, but they can be kept private, or only shared with a specified group or person. </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Sharing online bookmarks dates back to April 1996 with the launch of itList </li></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us was founded in 2003 and coined the term social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>As del.icio.us took off, many other social bookmarking sites came into existing including Stumbleupon and Digg. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages of Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Social bookmarking systems can rank a resource by how many users have bookmarked it letting users know how many others have found it useful </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking provides an easy way to share bookmarks with your contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking web sites can be better than search engines because all tag-based classification of web sites is done by humans who understand the content as opposed to software. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Disadvantages of Social Bookmarking <ul><li>There is no standard set of keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Some tags can be unclear or have multiple meanings </li></ul><ul><li>No mechanism to indicate hierarchical relationships between tags </li></ul><ul><li>Due to popularity, spammers have begun to bookmark the same web page multiple times </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social Bookmarking Examples <ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Stumble Upon </li></ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul>
  7. 7. Del.icio.us <ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Login name: bdgall </li></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us uses a non-hierarchical keyword categorization system in which users can tag each of their bookmarks with a number of freely chosen keywords </li></ul><ul><li>You can view a list of everyone’s bookmarks for a given tag simultaneously </li></ul><ul><li>It offers access to most popular and recent pages from its homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us has a simple scheme, and is very user friendly making it one of the most popular social bookmarking services </li></ul>
  8. 8. Del.icio.us Homepage
  9. 9. Del.icio.us Toolbar The del.icio.us toolbar allows you to tag any web site as a favorite or quickly go to your del.icio.us page.
  10. 10. Stumble Upon <ul><li>www.stumbleupon.com </li></ul><ul><li>Login name: bdgall </li></ul><ul><li>StumbleUpon provides a toolbar so that users can mark if they like or dislike any site they visit. </li></ul><ul><li>By clicking the stumble button on the tool bar a user will be directed to a new webpage based on the user’s ratings, ratings by the user’s friends, and ratings by users with similar interests. </li></ul><ul><li>StumbleUpon gives users the ability to search other users’ favorites as well </li></ul>
  11. 11. Stumble Upon Homepage
  12. 12. Stumbleupon Toolbar The stumble toolbar allows users to rate the website where they are currently located and stumble to websites based on their rankings among other things.
  13. 13. Digg <ul><li>www.digg.com </li></ul><ul><li>Login name: bdgall </li></ul><ul><li>Digg combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication with a form of non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control. </li></ul><ul><li>Users submit news stories and websites that are promoted to the front page based on a user ranking system. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Digg Homepage
  15. 15. References <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge gained from class </li></ul>

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