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While this list can help computer uses to remember important websites and to provide access quickly, there are a number of disadvantages:
Social Bookmarking solves these problems.
Social Bookmarking is simply making bookmarks available to a social network. Rather than storing bookmarks on a local computer, the bookmarks are stored to a social bookmarking website. By default, the bookmarks are available for the network to view.
Using a social bookmarking service instead of traditional bookmarking has a number of advantages:
When one searches for a website on a browser, the browser decides what sites to display depending on the information that is given. It also depends on what browser is being used as to what sites are being displayed. This comes into play when one is looking for a website, especially a website that is being referred to them. If one was using a social bookmarking site, the individual could go on to their friends bookmarking site and pull up the exact website without any problems.
Social Bookmarking sites are a great marketing tool because it allows for people to join groups that they have similar interests with. If one has a blog, sales site or information site, this would be a great way to get the information out. Also, teachers can use social bookmarking sites int he classroom. This allows the students to access their teachers bookmarking site and do research on the sites that are listed for a particular subject or concept. This becomes a great way to keep students safe as they search the internet and learn.
The final advantage is the easy accessibility. One can pull up their favorite sites from anywhere. If one is away form home, work or the particular computer that they found the website on, they can still access it without any problems. This is amazing for those who want to work or research while on the go. It also allows one to save a new bookmark regardless of where they are because it goes straight to the bookmarking site.
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Diigo is one of many social bookmarking services. So why would a user choose Diigo? Even more specifically, why would a student or educator choose Diigo?
Diigo has many unique features that make it stand out among other social bookmarking services: