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    1. 1. SOCIAL BOOKMARKING <ul><li>- What is Social Bookmarking? </li></ul><ul><li>- Video: Social Bookmarking is Plain English </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>How to get started with StumbleUpon </li></ul><ul><li>What is Tagging? </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Uses of Social Bookmarking </li></ul>Gohar Khachatryan Librarian/ Information Specialist CRRC-Armenia [email_address] OVERVIEW Getting Started with Caucasus Research Resource Centers - Armenia
    2. 2. What is Social Bookmarking? <ul><li>Social bookmarking is a great feature of web 2.0. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a tool which: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frees you from your desktop. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opens up new sites to friends. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opens new sites to you in return. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. What is Social Bookmarking? <ul><li>Social bookmarking is a way of s toring and c lassifying Internet bookmarks, meant to help Internet users find other sites they might be interested in . </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet (Wikipedia). </li></ul>
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    5. 5. History <ul><li>The concept of social bookmarking dates back to April 1996 when was launched. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2003 coined the term, “social bookmarking”. </li></ul><ul><li>The new era begins in 2005-2006. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The first wave :, Furl and Simpy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The second wave Diigo, Netvouz, Ma.gnolia and Stumble Upon. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Tools <ul><li>Social bookmarking started with only the ability to save websites online. </li></ul><ul><li>Newer services began to offer folders to sort bookmarks. </li></ul><ul><li>The newest generation of this service offer the ability to rate websites, tag them for easy searching and even random searches for areas of interests. </li></ul>
    7. 7. A tag is a keyword or term associated with or assigned to a piece of information
    8. 10. Tools
    9. 11. How to Get Started with <ul><li>Join and discover 5,227,378 people's favorite sites </li></ul><ul><li>Discover websites based on your interests </li></ul><ul><li>Meet people that have similar interests </li></ul>1. Go to 2. Join StumbleUpon by registering an account 3. Get the StumbleUpon toolbar StumbleUpon
    10. 13. Advantages of Social Bookmarking <ul><li>The bookmarks can be accessed anywhere with in internet connection. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy sorting of personal bookmarks through the tagging of items. </li></ul><ul><li>Great way to find and share new sites with friends and the general public. </li></ul><ul><li>Tag based labeling of websites is superior to search engine’s traditional method of crawling since it relies upon people actually understanding the content on a site. </li></ul>
    11. 14. Disadvantages of Social Bookmarking <ul><li>No consistent oversight to how a resource is tagged - e.g. tag London could stand for City of London , or Jack London . </li></ul><ul><li>The vocabulary problem that exists with tagging is rather severe and can cause all manner of problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools are still evolving and not all have polished, user-friendly interfaces. </li></ul>
    12. 15. <ul><ul><li>Track all the interesting sites you find </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network with other people having same interest around the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize web references for research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact other people for professional networking based on their social book mark. </li></ul></ul>Uses of Social Bookmarking
    13. 16. Sources <ul><li>Social Bookmarking by Jacob Uidosh, PPT available at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom-up All The Way Down: How Tags Help Businesses Organize by Thomas Vander Wal, PPT available at </li></ul><ul><li>Education World® Bookmarking Without Borders at </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking Tool Comparison at </li></ul>