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Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
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Social Bookmarking


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  • 1. by Bryan Gall
  • 2. Social Bookmarking Networks
    • 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.
    • Users save the links to web sites they want to remember or share with others.
    • These bookmarks are usually public, but they can be kept private, or only shared with a specified group or person.
  • 3. History of Social Bookmarking
    • Sharing online bookmarks dates back to April 1996 with the launch of itList
    • was founded in 2003 and coined the term social bookmarking
    • As took off, many other social bookmarking sites came into existing including Stumbleupon and Digg.
  • 4. Advantages of Social Bookmarking
    • Social bookmarking systems can rank a resource by how many users have bookmarked it letting users know how many others have found it useful
    • Social bookmarking provides an easy way to share bookmarks with your contacts
    • 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.
  • 5. Disadvantages of Social Bookmarking
    • There is no standard set of keywords
    • Some tags can be unclear or have multiple meanings
    • No mechanism to indicate hierarchical relationships between tags
    • Due to popularity, spammers have begun to bookmark the same web page multiple times
  • 6. Social Bookmarking Examples
    • Stumble Upon
    • Digg
  • 7.
    • Login name: bdgall
    • uses a non-hierarchical keyword categorization system in which users can tag each of their bookmarks with a number of freely chosen keywords
    • You can view a list of everyone’s bookmarks for a given tag simultaneously
    • It offers access to most popular and recent pages from its homepage
    • has a simple scheme, and is very user friendly making it one of the most popular social bookmarking services
  • 8. Homepage
  • 9. Toolbar The toolbar allows you to tag any web site as a favorite or quickly go to your page.
  • 10. Stumble Upon
    • Login name: bdgall
    • StumbleUpon provides a toolbar so that users can mark if they like or dislike any site they visit.
    • 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.
    • StumbleUpon gives users the ability to search other users’ favorites as well
  • 11. Stumble Upon Homepage
  • 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. Digg
    • Login name: bdgall
    • Digg combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication with a form of non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control.
    • Users submit news stories and websites that are promoted to the front page based on a user ranking system.
  • 14. Digg Homepage
  • 15. References
    • Wikipedia
    • Knowledge gained from class