Social Bookmarking

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Introduction to Social Bookmarking given at an ALPSP Web 2.0 training session.

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  • Social Bookmarking

    1. 1. Social Bookmarking Web 2.0: Why it matters and what you need to know a practical guide ALPSP Training Course London, April 2008
    2. 2. What is Social Bookmarking?
    3. 5. Browser Bookmarks Are Limited Hierarchical filing is awkward and limiting Can’t easily share with other computers (or people)
    4. 6. Solution? Provide better ways to categorize bookmarks Store bookmarks online not locally
    5. 7. Example
    6. 13. Isn’t That Anti-Social Bookmarking?
    7. 22. Folksonomy “the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content.” -- Wikipedia
    8. 23. Popular Social Bookmarking Sites
    9. 24. del.icio.us
    10. 25. Connotea
    11. 26. CiteULike
    12. 27. 2collab
    13. 28. Integration
    14. 29. Integration <ul><li>Bookmarking Links </li></ul><ul><li>Tagometer </li></ul>
    15. 30. Summary
    16. 31. Summary <ul><li>Tagging assigns keywords to web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates sharing of bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>A Folksonomy is the aggregation of keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Allows discovery of related content </li></ul><ul><li>Drives traffic to bookmarked pages </li></ul>
    17. 32. Questions?

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