What is Social Bookmarking?<br />Click here to view the video explanation. (Length: 3 minute, 22 seconds) <br />
delicious<br />The Tool’s Purpose:Delicious is a free social bookmarking service that allows a user to tag, save, organize, and share websites. Upon registering for an account, a user installs three, bookmarking buttons to an Internet browser of his/her choice. As the user discovers new websites, s/he uses the buttons to seamlessly save the sites’ names, URLs, notes, etc.<br />Quick Descriptors:<br /><ul><li>A One-Stop Place to Store Your Favorite Websites
Share sites with colleagues through the networking, sending, and/or linkroll features.</li></li></ul><li>Positive Features<br />Potential Pit-Falls<br />Considerations Before Creating an Account<br />The booking marking buttons needto be installed on every computer you will be using to access and manage your sites.<br />A site is automatically made public within your accountunless you intentionally check the “private” option.<br />Your tagged sites won’t automatically organize themselves…“bundling” tags requires a little more time.<br />Addictive! <br />Free!<br />Existing bookmarks saved to computers can be imported.<br />Tagging a site takes less than10 seconds.<br />District 87 recently installed the “bookmarking buttons” on the remote server. (Firefox browser only)<br />The delicious team provides excellent—and timely—tech support.<br />
Example Account:http://delicious.com/cuppajava<br />View my delicious profile by clicking here.<br />Note:The sites I have marked “private” do not appear for general viewing.<br />May ISee aSample,Please?<br />Delicious’ Three Bookmarking Browser Buttons:<br />The Parts of a delicious Bookmark:<br />
http://delicious.com<br />CreatinganAccount<br />Delicious recently became part of the Yahoo! Company.If you already have a Yahoo! account, your ID and password can be used to get started.<br />
<ul><li>If you are creating a Yahoo! Account, you will need to access your email account and verify your registration (…before actually signing into the delicious site).
The option to “import bookmarks” will be offered the first time you access your account. If you have a significant number of bookmarks saved on various computers, this can be a time saver. However, some users prefer to revisit sites and add tags, one site at a time.</li></ul>Account Activation,continued<br />
Install the Buttons<br /><ul><li>The “delicious toolbox” is located athttp://delicious.com/help/tools.
Buttons can be installed on an unlimited number ofcomputers and devices.</li></li></ul><li>Start Tagging!<br />Make a bookmark “private” by clicking the box “do not share.”<br />Internet Explorer Example:<br />When I discover a new site,I click the “tag” icon:<br />I can list multiple “tags” (descriptors). As you continue to use delicious, you will notice the “auto completion” feature. <br />Delicious rememberspreviously tagged sites! (This prevents duplicate bookmarks.)<br />
Start Tagging!<br />Firefox Example:<br />When I discover a new site,I click the “tag” icon:<br />The option of “tweeting” or emailing is immediately available:Click the “Send”<br />Tab to access these features.<br />Toggle between the “Tags” and “Send” tabs, as needed.<br />
Account Navigation<br />After logging into my account, I typicallycheck the top, right corner first:<br />Email notifications sent via deliciousappear in this corner, too:<br />The top, right corner also containsthe “Search Delicious” feature.Four search options are available.<br />
Account Navigation, cont.<br />Two menus appear along the top of a user’s account:<br />These are the links I prefer to use.<br />
Organizing (Bundling) Tags<br />Click the “Tags” link.<br />Click the “manage tag bundles” link.<br />Think about commonalities betweentags. (The tags “ToDo,” “ToBuy,” “ToVisit,” etc.are part of my “Action Tags” bundle.)<br />A single tag can be included inmore than one bundle.<br />
A Social Bookmarking Network<br />Click the “Network” link.<br />I look at the profiles of peoplewithin my network, as wellas “fans” who are looking atmy delicious account.<br />
Odds & Ends<br /><ul><li>Links I Keep Handy:</li></ul>Getting Started with delicious – http://delicious.com/help/getStarted<br /> Delicious tools – http://delicious.com/help/tools<br /><ul><li>A common frustration expressed by new delicious users is locating the three bookmarking buttons along the Internet browser menu.I.E.: right-click within the top, gray menu > customize > add/remove commandsFirefox: right-click within the top, gray menu > customize > drag/drop icons
A multi-word tag requires “camel humping.” The tag“To Do” is not typed with a space in between the words. Instead, use capital letters or the _ symbol to join words.(ToDo or To_Do)</li>