Word of the Week – Social Bookmarking

Social Bookmarking is a way for internet users to store, classify, share and search Internet bookmarks. On a Social Bookmarking system or network, users store lists of Internet resources that they find useful. These lists can be accessible to the public by users of a specific network or website. Other users with similar interests can view the links by topic, category, tags, or even randomly. del.icio.us, reddit and Digg are some of the more popular examples of social bookmarking sites.

The major breakthrough with this type of site, versus just bookmarking sites with your internet browser, is that having your bookmarks within a network will allow you to discover other sites that other users, with similar bookmarks, may also have bookmarked. A kind of exponential site discovery begins to happen as more users contribute more bookmarks.

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