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An introduction to the social bookmarking service

An introduction to the social bookmarking service



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  • Making Your Bookmarks Yummy with BCR Free Friday Forum, 5 January 2006 Michael Sauers, Internet Trainer
  • Audio Check
    • Can everyone hear me?
      • Please click the Yes button
  • HorizonWimba Guidelines
    • Turn off popup blockers
    • Use Text Chat for help and comments
    • Text Chat Hand Raising
  • HorizonWimba Guidelines
    • Hold down the 'control' key to speak
    • If audio doesn't work, click on the phone button for the phone bridge number
  • Tech Support
    • Help is available 24/7
      • Phone: 866.350.4978 or
      • Email: [email_address]
  • What is
    • Social Software
      • Store your bookmarks online
      • Tag your bookmarks
      • Share your bookmarks with others
      • Subscribe to bookmarks with RSS
  • Creating an account
  • Adding new bookmarks
  • Tagging
    • Adding “a (relevant) keyword or term associated with or assigned to a piece of information (like picture, article, or video clip), thus describing the item and enabling keyword-based classification of information it is applied to.” (Wikipedia)
  • An example of tagging
  • The importance of tagging
    • “folksonomy”
    • Ask yourself: What words might my patrons use to find this item?
    • will provide suggested tags
    • Tags are searchable!
  • your bookmarks
  • A tag in your bookmarks
  • Importing your bookmarks
    • settings| import/ upload
  • Editing a bookmark
  • Tag Bundles
    • Logical groupings of related tags you’ve used.
    • Create them via settings | bundle tags
  • Bundle tags
  • Tag Bundles example
  • Renaming & Deleting tags
    • settings | rename tags
    • settings | delete tags
  • Your network
    • Think of it as your friends list.
    • Add other users to your network to keep track of what they’re bookmarking.
  • Your network
  • for:
    • Add the tag for: username to send a bookmark to another user.
    • Users in your network will appear as suggested tags when you add a new bookmark.
  • Links for you
  • Subscriptions
    • Like your network but for tags.
    • Can be limited to a tag when used by a specific user.
  • Subscriptions
  • Searching
  • Privacy
    • It is possible to mark bookmakrs as private, i.e. not seen by others.
    • You must first turn this option on in settings | private saving.
  • Firefox Add-ons
    • classic
    • Bookmarks
  • classic
    • Adds buttons to the toolbar to access your account and to add bookmarks.
  • bookmarks
    • Replaces Firefox’s bookmarking system with the content of your account.
  • RSS in
    • All accounts and/or tags have associated RSS feeds available. (Find it at the bottom of the page.)
  • Reading a feed
  • Republishing RSS
    • Send the RSS feed of your bookmarks through a service such as feed2js to display a list of your 10 most recent bookmarks on your Web site.
  • Republishing your bookmarks
  • Thank you!
    • Any questions?
    • Michael Sauers
    • [email_address]