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Social Bookmarking in Plain English

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About Bookmarking

Social bookmarking, using websites like Delicious or Diigo, is a free web service that allows faculty and students to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized web source. With emphasis on the power of the community, social bookmarking greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet.

Social bookmarking sites are information management tools that allow you to:

  • save a site's location
  • categorize the site using tags
  • enable easy searching and grouping of related content

Your bookmarks are saved online and accessible wherever you have Web access.

Using social bookmarks has distinct advantages:

  • they can be public or private
  • public bookmarks support the collective knowledge and information of others who are interested in topics you are researching or in which you have an interest
  • you can learn how others save, sort, and tag bookmarks to be more efficient
  • you will find suggested materials which have already been sorted bu other users
  • RSS feeds to these accounts and you can be alerted to information you want to track 

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