social bookmarking

on Mar 30, 2009 @ 08:31 am

Does anyone use social booking sites like delicious, digg it, stumble upon, and etc? I've seen those icons on CA and other more popular blogs I visit. I'm wondering if anyone knows the difference between all these sites and which ones are the best?

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delicious on Apr 08, 2009 @ 05:49 pm

I'm a delicious user. I don't use the service for social means, but rather as a means of keeping bookmarks in sync among various computers.

For example, I have 2 computers I actively use for work. If I add a bookmark to my browser using the desktop, the laptop will not have the bookmark saved. However, if I use delicious, the bookmarked website is stored in my delicious account so I can see my bookmarks from any computer.

There is also a FireFox add-on you can install that will sync all your bookmarks on delicious to all of your computers that have the add-on installed. So whenever there is any activity in your bookmarks (be it on delicious, computer #1, or computer #2) they are all in sync.

thanks spotty! on Apr 08, 2009 @ 06:14 pm

cool! I'll have to look into it. I use 2 computers too and it's annoying having to bookmark on both computers.

Watch this video! on Apr 14, 2009 @ 01:09 am

I'm a delicious user myself. I use it to share links among friends on top of keeping all my bookmarks in one place.
Here is a great vid to explain social bookmarking.

Happy bookmarking!

Another thing... on Apr 14, 2009 @ 01:15 am

Digg works on a rating system, where a logged in user can either "digg" a site they like, or "bury" another which sucks. The idea is that the more people digg a particular link, the more popular it becomes and so it ends up on the Digg front page. Making it to the Digg front page gets a link a LOT of traffic... sometimes even taking web servers down.
Digg is kinda problematic nowadays though, because it seems that a lot of users have the minds of 15-year-old boys. LOL. But I recommend checking out the videos section. There's usually a lot of gold to be found there. :)

Confused? on Apr 21, 2009 @ 07:20 pm

bubblybunny - i think you might be getting social bookmarking sites mixed up with social networking sites. Those you mention are all realy social networks, not just bookmarking sites.

From WIki:

A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others.

Bubblybunny on Apr 21, 2009 @ 11:43 pm

No, I don't think I am confused between social networking and social
bookmarking. I think the purpose of these websites is to bookmark
websites. Then, you can then share these bookmarks with other people
(and "build your community") and promote your own (or other
people's) website. I knew they all kind of have the same idea but I
just wasn't sure what was the biggest difference between them.

Besides, I never said anything about anything about sharing my
bookmarks with anyone, therefore I was definitely not talking about

How did get my profile link to your response? There's no button in the comment textbox to do that?

OK! on Apr 22, 2009 @ 02:37 pm

Ah no probs then :) Sorry!

Re your profile link - i just copied and pasted it in from above

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