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Monday, June 05, 2006

What's Social Bookmarking?

One example of social bookmarking is del.icio.us. It allows you to easily add sites you like to your personal collection of links, to categorize those sites with keywords (tags), and to share your collection not only between your own browsers and machines, but also with others. It gives you access to all your bookmarks from any machine that is connected to the Internet – as well as access to everyone else’s bookmarks.

Once you've registered for the service, you add a simple bookmarklet to your browser. When you find a web page you'd like to add to your list, you simply select the del.icio.us bookmarklet, and you'll be prompted for information about the page. You can add descriptive terms to group similar links together, modify the title of the page, and add extended notes for yourself or for others.

You can access your list of links from any web browser. By default, your links are shown to you in reverse chronological order, with those you've added most recently at the top. In addition to viewing by date, you can also view all links in a specific category (you define your own categories as you add the links), or search your links for keywords.

What makes del.icio.us a social system is its ability to let you see the links that others have collected, as well as showing you who else has bookmarked a specific site. You can also view the links collected by others, and subscribe to the links of people whose lists you find interesting.

Why Social Bookmarking?

My Del.icio.us

My del.icio.us bookmarks

RSS Feed for my del.icio.us bookmarks

Create a Del.icio.us Account

Your Thoughts About Del.icio.us/Social Bookmarking

While you can comment on any of the above posts, this is the post for a more general discussion of ideas, thoughts, questions, etc. about social bookmarking/del.icio.us.