WHAT IS SOCIAL BOOKMARKING? A network of bookmarks users can add, edit, and share.
BENEFITS OF SOCIAL BOOKMARKING Bookmarks are accessible from multiple devices. Network of users that can help the individual find and access information on a particular topic.
CONS OF SOCIAL BOOKMARKINGAmateur users may lead to inconstant descriptions, which may make searching for sources difficult.Possible biases due to the community of users.Maintenance and updating can be time consuming.
Delicious• Free• Applet for easy bookmarking (but not necessary to bookmark)• Social bookmarking
Diigo• Free• Applet for easy bookmarking (but not necessary to bookmark.• Social bookmarking• Highlighting• Screen shots
USING SOCIAL BOOKMARKING IN THECLASSROOMEasily share sources with fellow educatorsReview online sources used by studentsShare research with colleagueshttp://www.teachinghacks.com/online-tools/bookmarks/12-ideas-around-social-bookmarking-in-education/
THE ABUSE OF SOCIAL BOOKMARKINGWith the assistance of search engine optimization companies can manipulate their site to make it more visible.Ways of manipulation include multiple bookmarking and unrelated popular tags.