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Social Bookmarking

  1. 1. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>By Snezana Aleksic </li></ul>
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Method for internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Users can save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks are usually public, also can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, or shared only inside certain networks </li></ul>
  3. 3. StumbleUpon <ul><li>Web browser plugin that allows users to discover and share webpages, to rate webpages, photos, and videos </li></ul><ul><li>StumbleUpon Toolbar integrated with the user's browser to allow for one-click access to quality web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Uses rating to form collaborative opinions on website quality </li></ul>
  4. 4. StumbleUpon cont. <ul><li>Using search engines to locate relevant content – hunting through pages of results </li></ul><ul><li>Members are taken directly to web sites matching their personal interests and preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Stumblers share their favorite web sites and interact with other users </li></ul>
  5. 5. Delicious <ul><li>Social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Has one of the more popular Firefox Add-ons </li></ul><ul><li>Users can tag each of their bookmarks with a number of freely chosen keyword </li></ul>
  6. 6. Delicious cont. <ul><li>All bookmarks posted are publicly viewable by default </li></ul><ul><li>Users can mark specific bookmarks as private, and imported bookmarks are private by default </li></ul><ul><li>Has a &quot;hotlist&quot; on its home page and &quot;popular&quot; and &quot;recent&quot; pages </li></ul>
  7. 7. Digg <ul><li>Place for people to discover and share content </li></ul><ul><li>Providing place where people can collectively determine the value of content </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is submitted by community members </li></ul><ul><li>Other people see it and Digg what they like best </li></ul>
  8. 8. Digg cont. <ul><li>Short summaries of stories on other websites with links to the stories </li></ul><ul><li>Readers allowed to comment on the story </li></ul><ul><li>Digg promote conversation and provide tools for its community to discuss the topics that they’re passionate about </li></ul>
  9. 9. Advantages of Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Useful as a way to access a consolidated set of bookmarks from various computers </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing large numbers of bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing bookmarks with contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking system can rank a resource based on how many times it has been bookmarked by users </li></ul>
  10. 10. Disadvantages of Social Bookmarking <ul><li>There are no standards set for the keywords, controlled terms and vocabulary used </li></ul><ul><li>Mistagging due to spelling errors </li></ul><ul><li>Tags that can have more than one meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Unclear tags due to synonym/antonym confusion </li></ul>
  11. 11. References <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StumbleUpon </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stumbleupon.com/about.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/04/05/if-you-dont-use-delicious-you-will-now/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digg </li></ul>

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