Social bookmarking is a way to store and share your webpage bookmarks. Learn how to use a social bookmarking site for information gathering and social networking.
You will need
- Social bookmarking account
Step 1 Choose a social bookmarking service Choose a social bookmarking service, such as Delicious.com or Digg.com, and register as a new user.
Step 2 Enter a keyword into the site's search engine Enter a keyword into the social bookmarking site’s search engine to generate a sample list of social bookmarks from other users.
Take time to explore other users’ bookmarks to get an overview of how the site’s bookmarking community works.
Step 3 Learn about tags Use tags — keyword descriptions that a user assigns to a bookmark.
Step 4 Add bookmarklet buttons to your browser's toolbar Add bookmarklet buttons to your browser’s toolbar. Most bookmarking services offer these as one-click tagging tools to use while web surfing.
One service’s toolbar buttons include one for tagging, another that opens all your bookmarks, and a third that searches them.
Step 5 Bookmark a web page Find a web page to recommend. Click the bookmarklet button on your browser toolbar, opening a tag window. Then enter keyword tags and click Save.
Step 6 Participate in the social bookmarking site Participate in the social bookmarking site, using it as an depository for online information and a way to make online friendships.
Did You Know:
In 2008, Forbes magazine declared 23-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, the world’s youngest self-made billionaire.