Social Bookmarking - Snezana Aleksic

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  • 1. Social Bookmarking
    • By Snezana Aleksic
  • 2. Introduction
    • Method for internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet
    • Users can save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share
    • Bookmarks are usually public, also can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, or shared only inside certain networks
  • 3. StumbleUpon
    • Web browser plugin that allows users to discover and share webpages, to rate webpages, photos, and videos
    • StumbleUpon Toolbar integrated with the user's browser to allow for one-click access to quality web sites
    • Uses rating to form collaborative opinions on website quality
  • 4. StumbleUpon cont.
    • Using search engines to locate relevant content – hunting through pages of results
    • Members are taken directly to web sites matching their personal interests and preferences
    • Stumblers share their favorite web sites and interact with other users
  • 5. Delicious
    • Social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks
    • Has one of the more popular Firefox Add-ons
    • Users can tag each of their bookmarks with a number of freely chosen keyword
  • 6. Delicious cont.
    • All bookmarks posted are publicly viewable by default
    • Users can mark specific bookmarks as private, and imported bookmarks are private by default
    • Has a "hotlist" on its home page and "popular" and "recent" pages
  • 7. Digg
    • Place for people to discover and share content
    • Providing place where people can collectively determine the value of content
    • Everything is submitted by community members
    • Other people see it and Digg what they like best
  • 8. Digg cont.
    • Short summaries of stories on other websites with links to the stories
    • Readers allowed to comment on the story
    • Digg promote conversation and provide tools for its community to discuss the topics that they’re passionate about
  • 9. Advantages of Social Bookmarking
    • Useful as a way to access a consolidated set of bookmarks from various computers
    • Organizing large numbers of bookmarks
    • Sharing bookmarks with contacts
    • Social bookmarking system can rank a resource based on how many times it has been bookmarked by users
  • 10. Disadvantages of Social Bookmarking
    • There are no standards set for the keywords, controlled terms and vocabulary used
    • Mistagging due to spelling errors
    • Tags that can have more than one meaning
    • Unclear tags due to synonym/antonym confusion
  • 11. References