Social Bookmarking

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From their website:
“What is is a collection of favorites – yours and everyone else’s. You can use to:

  • Keep links to your favorite articles, blogs, music, reviews, recipes, and more, and access them from any computer on the web.
  • Share favorites with friends, family, coworkers, and the community.
  • Discover new things. Everything on is someone’s favorite — they’ve already done the work of finding it. So is full of bookmarks about technology, entertainment, useful information, and more. Explore and enjoy.”

“ is a social bookmarking website — the primary use of is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders.
You can also use to see the interesting links that your friends and other people bookmark, and share links with them in return. You can even browse and search to discover the cool and useful bookmarks that everyone else has saved — which is made easy with tags.”

Rather than link to a bunch of useful sites as I normally would in one of these posts, I’ll do it the way by pointing to my bookmarks about

You can view all my boolmarks at:

Example for student research project.
A group of 4-5 students are assigned to research a particular topic. Each has a free account on You’ve created a unique TAG and asked the student to tag all their Internet research findings with that tag. Let’s assume that the tag is “DahlGroup001” and that they are researching software options for making computer screencasts.
Here are the results: each case you can see which student found what and the date they tagged it. One of the beauties of is to be able to learn from what others have found, and that is not restricted only to the other people in your group. For example, click on the “saved by XXXX other people” link for the Screencast-o-matic listing. You’ll see other users who have tagged it, and you might find someone in that list who has found lots of other good tools. There are many other ways that you can use the findings of other people to your own benefit. THAT’S THE POWER OF SOCIAL NETWORKING.

From, here is a list of ways that can be used productively.

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