How to Use a Social Bookmarking Site

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.

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.

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.