Social Bookmarking – UMaine

November 17th, 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. Katie Joyner-Robertson
    November 18th, 2011 at 11:53 | #1

    Very informative. I can’t wait to utilize delicious and diigo with my students. Exactly the type of information I was looking for.

  2. Ccowing
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:14 | #2

    Twitter would be an interesting tool that could be used to let students know what homework assignments are due. In addition, links could be tweeted which diigo could be used to highlight the important text students needed to see. Diigo eliminates the need to walk around the room and point to where students should be on the page which means one less exercise in frustration for all of us

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

    I’m interested in finding/trying out ways that teachers can link all their interests and resources etc and distribute to students and parents.

  4. E Reed
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:36 | #4

    I just logged into my forgotten delicious and blogline accounts.

  5. Anonymous
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:45 | #5

    Interesting discussion to see where social bookmarks and technology is going.

  6. Eschmidt
    November 18th, 2011 at 12:46 | #6

    This will be a great new discovery

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