Social Bookmarking – Saco

November 13th, 2011

Social Bookmarking sites allow users to store, organize and search for bookmarks  to online resources. 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.

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.

Many social bookmarking services provide web feeds for their lists of bookmarks, including lists organized by tags. This allows subscribers to become aware of new bookmarks as they are saved, shared, and tagged by other users.


  1. Olga Laplante
    November 14th, 2011 at 11:56 | #1

    We discussed delicious and found that now there are “stacks”, (oh yes, plus it never went away, so all that was hype which was insignificant) which duplicates the function of categories or folders (and it adds images to the stacks, which makes it visually was purchased by delicious, too, just last week.nIkeepbookmarks is still a favorite in schools because of its folders.nTeachers also like to use portaportal, especially those who have been using it for a while.nAnother piece of advice is using to quickly create a list of links to share.

  2. Alison
    November 14th, 2011 at 11:58 | #2

    Talked about ways of using delicious. A new tool to try is urlist. (A way to share a short list of bookmarks for students.)

  3. November 14th, 2011 at 12:18 | #3

    Social Bookmarking allows users to get better vetted material than they would find just using a search tool like Google. Using tags is an effective way to track new websites based on a keyword.

  4. guest
    November 14th, 2011 at 12:28 | #4

    great-I learned a lot and can see many possibilities for my classroom.

  5. Adaigle
    November 14th, 2011 at 12:36 | #5

    Social bookmarking discussion… even though I myself have not loved Delicious or Diigo, as a librarian I realize that students use tags and would appreciate the format so I have added it to my bookmarks for student on my homepage… even though I still like because of the organizational piece for me… I find it busy and confusing… but I do use it…

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