Social Bookmarking – UMaine at Farmington

November 4th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

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.

  • Lindsay

    pinterest-a visual pinboard nwww.pinterest.comn

  • Kelsey

    Some great resources in the Noteshare notebook to play around with. Wishing some of the sites had free trials to experiment with, but it seems that you need to make an account before you can play. I saw this with Diingo and Blinklist. Does anyone know a way around this?

  • Kelsey

    Common craft has some great video tutorials on the bottom of the page.

  • Ryan Arnold

    I Have found That Portaportal.com is way easier for students to navigate and easy for a teacher to post links for students to use…

    • Ryan Arnold

      If you go to the link you can see 2 portaportals I have … Guest Password:( mrmath or saxon) … One is practice links the other is Videos to support lessons I teach in class !!!

  • Margaret

    Delicious! I will be exploring this for social bookmarking websites.