What is social bookmarking?

The links on this page are options of so-called 'social bookmarking' sites. These bookmarking websites provide you with the possibility to safe, tag, and share links without other people on the internet. These are different from the ‘favourites’ from your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.). The links that you create on these bookmarking sites can be shared with friends on the net, or you access them every time you are online somewhere in the world.

List of resources

Gathering links of interesting sites, you will create a list of useful resources on the internet. If you share these lists with others, it also has a social value. Hence, the name: social bookmarking.

Tagging

When you 'bookmark' a page, it is recommended to add 'tags' or 'keywords' to the bookmark, which indicate what the link is about. This makes finding again it easier, for yourself and others. The amount of bookmarks received by a site generates a ranking of sites.

Using social bookmarking sites

On our Wetlands International website, we offer the possibility to bookmark our pages on social boomarking sites such as Del.icio.us, Digg,  RedditFacebook, Google Bookmarks, Yahoo My Web, Hao Hao, and StumbleUpon. The question is: how do you use them?

Register

First of all you need to register on the site you will be using. This is free. The sites are not very different, so choose one you like. Click on one of the links above. Once registered, your social bookmarking days have started!

Bookmark a page

When you come across a page on our (or another) website that you find interesting and you want to save it or share it with others, just click the link with the small logo of the bookmark site you are using. Now it will be saved in your profile on that site. On the bookmarking site of your choice, you can share them with your online friends.

Good luck!

 

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