Social Bookmarking (Purushottam Panta)
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  • 1. Social Bookmarking By: Purushottam Panta Date: April 18, 2008
  • 2. Overview
    • Introduction to Social Bookmarking.
    • History of Social Bookmarking
    • What Social Bookmarking does?
    • Use of Social Bookmarking in education.
    • List of Social Bookmarking Websites.
    • Bibliography
  • 3. Introduction to Social Bookmarking
    • Social bookmarking is a method for internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the internet with the help of metadata.
    • Social Bookmarking is the practice of saving bookmarks to a public website and tagging them with a keyword.
  • 4. Social Bookmarking History
    • The concept of shared online bookmarks dates back to April 1996 with the launch of itList, the features of which included public and private bookmarks.
    • Within the next three years, online bookmark services became competitive, with venture-backed companies such as Backflip, Blink, Clip2, ClickMarks, HotLinks, and others entering the market. They provided folders for organizing bookmarks, and some services automatically sorted bookmarks into folders (with varying degrees of accuracy).
  • 5. What Social Bookmarking does?
    • Help people find like minds
    • Discover new resources
    • Point web visitors to your favorite sites
    • Republish fav links to blog, website, forum
    • Track all the interesting sites you find
    • Organize web references for research
  • 6.
    • Network with other educators around the globe who share your interests.
    • Create social bookmark accounts for your school's academic departments. Teachers within the department all contribute to the growing database of web resources.
    • Contact other people for professional networking, based on their social bookmarks.
    Uses of Social Bookmarking in Education
  • 7. Contd.
    • Allow yourself and your students to share bookmarks on research topics.
    • Subscribe to someone's bookmarks via RSS and receive updates whenever they add new websites.
    • Collaborate on projects with other schools, sharing bookmarks between all participating communities.
  • 8. List of Social Bookmarking Websites
    • Digg : The very popular Digg. Digg is a technology news website that combines social bookmarking, blogging, RSS, and non-hierarchical editorial control.
    • Del.icio.us : How can I not add this one. I see this one as the godfather of social bookmarking.
    • StumbleUpon : It discovers web sites based on your interests, learns what you like and brings you more.
  • 9. Contd.
    • Reddit ( http://reddit.com/ )
    • Simpy ( http://www.simpy.com )
    • Tagfacts ( http://www.tagfacts.com )
    • Tagtooga ( http://www.tagtooga.com )
    • Xlmark ( http://www.xlmark.com )
    • Yahoo Bookmarks ( http://beta.bookmarks.yahoo.com/ )
    • Uvouch ( http://www.uvouch.com )
  • 10. Bibliography
    • http://www.classroom20wiki.com/Social+Bookmarking .
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bookmarking .
    • http://library2.usask.ca/~fichter/talks06/ola/2006.02.03.social.bookmarking.fin.ppt .
    • http://www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/Resources/Attachments/Slides/bridgewater_20070121.pdf .
    • http://www.solutionwatch.com/175/sw-collection-social-bookmarking-galore/ .