Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Bookmarking your favorite websites just got a facelift

When we first started using Bookmarks, we were just saving websites that we knew we would visit again in the future. Pretty cool!

Then, we started using multiple browsers and multiple computers. How could we possibly keep track of our bookmarks??? Enter bookmark managers. Bookmark managers are websites that are designed to house your favorite websites. Some allow you to organize your favorite sites into folders, some allow you to make access to your favorite websites private or public, and some even allow you to use tools to quickly post your favorite bookmark to the site in the form of toolbars.

But now...we use multiple browsers, multiple computers, and want to act like the social creatures we were born to be. Enter...social bookmarking. What? According to Wikipedia, "Social bookmarking sites are a popular way to store, classify, share and search links through the practice of folksonomy techniques on the Internet."

When you use a social bookmarking system, like del.icio.us, you store your favorite websites and determine whether you want to make your bookmarks private or public - where other people with similar interests can view your links by category, tags or randomly.

Social bookmarking sites are increasing in popularity quickly as surfers of the web are realizing the value in sharing resources.

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