Overview of Greatly Used Social Bookmarking Websites


Submitted by Alan Smith | Category: Technology | Published on Jun 25, 2010
 
Abstract:
Nowadays definitely social bookmarking is a great way to share Internet bookmarks. Users can save URLs for themselves and later on can share them with friends and family.

In this article, there are mainly four reputed social bookmarking websites that are briefly described. All of them are free but each of them requires different registration procedures. Let's take a look on them in alphabetical order:

del.icio.us:
This social bookmarking website is one of the most popular websites. Generally Delicious stores users' favorite web pages and then offers the ability to share these links with other users. This website gives users the ability to tag each of their links. Tags are basically words that are used to describe the bookmark.To register and to use this website's service, you must have a Yahoo ID.

URL: http://www.delicious.com

Digg:
This service allows users to discover and share contents from the web. The best part about this website is that all users can vote on their favorite links. So, basically users decide on the value of the content on Digg. Users are not only restricted to vote but they are also allowed to bury content they feel has bad links or are off-topic. Digg users have freedom to also categorize their content in addition to making comments on submissions to the website.

URL: http://www.digg.com

Kaboodle:
Kaboodle is a unique type of social bookmarking website. This website allows users to discover, recommend, and share information about various products. This website is purely dedicated to shopping community. Users can simply use Kaboodle's shopping tool to organize their shopping list, it help to discover new products and information from other people with similar tastes and find the best prices on their favorite products.
Community members can create and join groups easily, share advice and suggestions with each other, and personalize their profiles on the website. Currently, they have over 800,000 registered users with over 15 million monthly visitors.

To register you just need to click the register link on their website.

URL: http://www.kaboodle.com/

StumbleUpon:
StumbleUpon service greatly encourages users to use a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down rating to form an opinion on the quality of the content on the website. Users have the ability to launch great websites to the top and discard poor quality websites . This website offers more than five-hundred different topics for users to select their interests.

To join StumbleUpon you just need to click on the sign up link on their website.

URL: http://www.StumbleUpon.com

 

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