Social bookmarking allows individuals to share their bookmarks
(including annotations) with one another and also allows the user to
access resources from any connection to the web. The “social” element
also allows users to make “those who bookmarked this site also
Common Technology Features
- browser bookmarklets and toolbars
Common "Social" Features
- visible with public vs. private options
- network with "friends"
- subscriptions to follow specific tags
- individually pushing and receiving links
- just the general "who bookmarked this also bookmarked" ability
Social Bookmarking Tools
annotation options (annotation window), easy add without a bookmarklet,
rss out output for both user and individual tags (see below), cross-tag
organization, full toolbar and firefox add-on, widgets on LOTS of sites
(Facebook, personal portals/homepages, etc.)
pages, highlight and annotate on individual webpages, really robust
annotation options, has groups (could make classes), lists can be made
into web-videos (click on "Tools" above for an example), full toolbar,
connect to blog, simultaneous bookmarking (plays well with others
slight learning curve in learning all the tools.
tool, difficult to input new bookmark, biased ranking based on the
types of users; however, check "digg the candidates" as a cool use of
the "socialness" of the tool.
- Stumble Upon—surfing tool, ranking tool, provides rss output
Using Social Bookmarking for Research Processes
- Search social bookmarks for resources to help with brainstorming.
- Search social bookmarks for resources to help with narrowing topic/focus.
- Search tags in social bookmarks for alternative key words for searching.
- Make sure to search all available modalities of information, including social bookmarking lists.
- Bookmark and annotate resources.
Using Social Bookmarking for Presentations
- Make bookmark list of useful resources.
- Draft final project as a social bookmarking list; publish and get feedback.
- Incorporate citations and/or link out to them.
- Publish final product.