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

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

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  • Social Bookmarking Web 2.0: Why it matters and what you need to know a practical guide ALPSP Training Course London, April 2008
  • What is Social Bookmarking?
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  • Browser Bookmarks Are Limited Hierarchical filing is awkward and limiting Can’t easily share with other computers (or people)
  • Solution? Provide better ways to categorize bookmarks Store bookmarks online not locally
  • Example
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  • Isn’t That Anti-Social Bookmarking?
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  • Folksonomy “the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content.” -- Wikipedia
  • Popular Social Bookmarking Sites
  • del.icio.us
  • Connotea
  • CiteULike
  • 2collab
  • Integration
  • Integration
    • Bookmarking Links
    • Tagometer
  • Summary
  • Summary
    • Tagging assigns keywords to web pages
    • Facilitates sharing of bookmarks
    • A Folksonomy is the aggregation of keywords
    • Allows discovery of related content
    • Drives traffic to bookmarked pages
  • Questions?