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Social Bookmarking


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A brief intro to social bookmarking and its advantages and disadvantages.

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Social Bookmarking

  1. 1. Social Bookmarking Where the only rule is that you share and share alike By: Jon Unger
  2. 2. How it works? <ul><li>A 3 step process in understanding this epiphany …. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.) Look at your web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.) Find the favorites or bookmarks menu item </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.) Now send all your bookmarks out to everyone on the internet </li></ul></ul>Notes on the above: Difficult to conceive … no. Difficult to implement … you try sending an email to everyone connected to the internet.
  3. 3. The Solution <ul><li>According to, social bookmarking is… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brilliant computer programmers developed sites that you can sign-up for and add sites that you think are useful. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who’s Who in Social Bookmarking Stumble Upon Cite U Like Faves Reddit Connotea Digg Bookmark Sync
  5. 5. Advantages <ul><li>Anywhere and everywhere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can maintain their own sites full of their own bookmarks. These sites that they have marked can be accessed on nearly any computer anywhere. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This can be especially useful if someone (like a student) is trying to do a project that requires multiple websites. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Smokey the Bear says…. Only you can tell the world that your website is better than theirs. Join a Social Bookmark site near you!!! NOW!!!
  7. 7. Advantages <ul><li>Reach out and touch someone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking can categorize data and organize it in a way that users can select their topic of choice to search. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This allows users to see pages that normal web search engines do not necessarily index or notice. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Disadvantages <ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users have the ability to label their bookmarked pages however they see fit. This mean that they can associate words that may not have any context with the page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When other users search through tags, they may find a page that is completely out of place from what they initially were looking for. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Don’t get sucker punched!! Tag files appropriately
  10. 10. More Disadvantages <ul><li>Spammers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An advantage and disadvantage is the ability to rate a site. If a site generates enough ratings (for example, Stumble Upon’s “thumbs up”) it will appear more often in a search. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spammers can use this loop-hole as a way to “plug” or make their site look more important that it may really be. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Social Networking <ul><li>Similar to, related to, and sometimes part of social bookmarking. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarking takes advantage of its global membership and allows members to set privacy settings (on some sites) so that the community at large can view their sites. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many times the bookmarking site will allow users to display if they are a part of another social network like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Wordpress, etc. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Remember Kids… Mr. Rogers says that if your website contains adult material be sure to mark it so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands!