5 Social Bookmarking Websites Ideas
Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to organize, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online. Unlike file sharing, the resources themselves aren’t shared, merely bookmarks that reference them.
Descriptions may be added to these bookmarks in the form of metadata, so users may understand the content of the resource without first needing to download it for themselves. Such descriptions may be free text comments, votes in favour of or against its quality, or tags that collectively or collaboratively become a folksonomy. Folksonomy is also called social tagging, “the process by which many users add metadata in the form of keywords to shared content”.
In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. The allowed people can usually view these bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine.
Bellow there are 5 Social Bookmarking sites that I recomend for you.
1. StumbleUpon – StumbleUpon the Content You Want to See
Stumble Upon StumbleUpon allows users to rate websites, online photos and videos. It creates virtual communities of users with similar interests and can be easily be added to your browser’s toolbar.
StumbleUpon displays web pages based on the user’s ratings. Users rate web pages with a thumbs up or thumbs down. This rating updates the website’s profile and generates peer social networks, which in turn distributes the site’s content globally. Thus enabling users to “stumble upon” websites that are explicitly recommended by their peers and friends hence the name StumbleUpon.
2. Digg – Digg Your Way to Visibility and Growth
Digg Digg is a social news website and a great way for internet users to keep up to date on the latest, most popular news and current events. Digg revolves around story submission and a voting system. It allows readers to vote on stories as up or down and uses relevant terms such as “digging” and “burying” to define their selection. The story with the most diggs makes the front page. With an estimated 45,000,000 unique monthly visitors, Digg is regarded as one of the most effective social bookmarking websites around.
3. Delicious – Tag Good Content
delicious img 5 Social Bookmarking Sites for Small Businesses – Share & Grow! [Part 2] Delicious is another worthy and one of the most popular contender among social bookmarking websites. It is just as famous for its features as it is for its unique name. It is used for storing and sharing bookmarks similar to StumbleUpon however there are some differences as to how it indexes and displays bookmarked websites. Delicious allows users to tag bookmarks using index terms. This enables other users to tag their bookmarks under the same index name thereby creating a collection of bookmarks all referring to similar interests.
4. Reddit – Read It? Then Post it!
Reddit Another viable option of social bookmarking for small businesses is Reddit, a social news website similar to Digg. Reddit offers internet users an interesting and useful alternative. In addition to submitting links to the actual content, Reddit allows users to make self posts and submit the original content within it. Viewers are allowed to rate the links with the most successful link making its way to the front page.
5. Yahoo! Buzz – What’s All the Buzz About?
Yahoo Buzz Created by Yahoo, Yahoo! Buzz is a social bookmarking article website that borrows most of its features from Digg. The site has an estimated unique visitor ratio of 14,000,000. Viewers use a user interface to publish their own stories and then link it to their desired website for the full story. Small businesses in particular use this strategy to drive traffic to their websites.