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Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking is a way for Internet users to store and manage their favorite online resources.  Social bookmarking sites enable users to share these resources among a network of peers and vote on quality information and links.  Privacy settings allow users to keep bookmarked sites for their own personal use, or share share them publicly or among a group of friends.  Webmasters can use the SocialAdr service to publicize their websites on social bookmarking pages.


Delicious is a social bookmarking site that was was founded in 2003 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005.  It features a convenient browser add-on that allows users to save bookmarks and share them with others in the Delicious community.  Bookmarks can be saved with various levels of privacy, and tags make it easy to search for relevant favorites from other users.
Sample Delicious page:  SeHe


Digg is a news-oriented social bookmarking site that was developed in 2004 and has since become the number one user-submitted news site worldwide.  Users can share articles in relevant categories and vote submissions up or down.  Digg allows for commenting and discussion on submitted articles, and has an add-on which makes the submission process nearly seamless.


Diigo is a tech-oriented social bookmarking site which allows users to create and share bookmarks categorized by topic.  Diggo also features a browser add-on and users have the option of creating a blog which links to their profile.  Launched in 2006, Diigo has significantly less users than other top social bookmarking sites.
Sample Diigo page:  Steveric


StumbleUpon was launched in 2001 as a worldwide collaboration of user-recommended web pages and multimedia.  StumbleUpon aims to eliminate the hassle of extensive web search by bringing appropriate, recommended information to the user based upon his or her interests.  Users share their favorite web resources among a network of friends or like-minded individuals and review and rate content, which in turn leads to the delivery of more relevant information.

Bookmarking Portals

Portaportal and Sitjot are two bookmarking sites that enable users to organize their favorite links into groups on a single web portal page.  Examples can be found at the Zeducorp Portaportal page and the Hesterman Sitejot page.

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