I have been periodically been discussing different things which involve Social Media, some tools that can be used, and briefly trying to explain some of these things in a little more depth to you. It looks like with today's topic I will be finishing up with some of these discussions. At least for now. Never know what more I will find to add in with different posts.
Today we will cover a little bit about Social Media Bookmarking, and a few ideas to be used too. Remember as I have mentioned before. There is so much more out there about things I have discussed with you. I hope to have been able to cover some of the basics for you.
Social Media Bookmarking
Looking at Wikipedia again they show that this involves Methods for Internet Users to organize, store, manage, and to search for bookmarks of resources online. Since 1996 many online bookmarking services have launched. Tagging is a significant feature of Social Bookmarking Services. This enables users to organize their bookmarks in a flexible way.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bookmarking is a link I used for what is copied below, and for what was mentioned above too.
Unlike file sharing, the resources themselves are not shared, merely bookmarks that reference them. Descriptions may be added to these bookmarks in the form of metadata, so users may understand the content of the resource without first needing to download it for themselves. Such descriptions may be free text comments, votes in favour of or against its quality, or tags that collectively or collaboratively become a folksonomy. Folksonomy is also called social tagging, "the process by which many users add metadata in the form of keywords to shared content".
In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. The allowed people can usually view these bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine.
Most social bookmark services encourage users to organize their bookmarks with informal tags instead of the traditional browser-based system of folders, although some services feature categories/folders or a combination of folders and tags. They also enable viewing bookmarks associated with a chosen tag, and include information about the number of users who have bookmarked them. Some social bookmarking services also draw inferences from the relationship of tags to create clusters of tags or bookmarks.
Many social bookmarking services provide web feeds for their lists of bookmarks, including lists organized by tags. This allows subscribers to become aware of new bookmarks as they are saved, shared, and tagged by other users.As these services have matured and grown more popular, they have added extra features such as ratings and comments on bookmarks, the ability to import and export bookmarks from browsers, emailing of bookmarks, web annotation, and groups or other social network features.
Social Media Bookmarking places you might know of are:
Stumble Upon - This discover engine finds, and recommends web content to users. They discover and rate different web pages, photos, and videos based on personalized preferences.
Digg - Is a Social content site that likes technology related content. The promotion of your own blog aggressively on Digg is not a good idea.
Delicious - Allows you to share bookmarks. This is used for thought leadership with link sharing.
Reddit - A social news website that users submit content, and other users will vote the submission up, or down. This ranking determines the position on the site's front page, and pages.
Another popular item used for others to visit, see what you have to say, what you are sharing, and so on is with RSS Feeds.
Feedburner - is one of the more popular ones known for us to use. This provides feeds, and management tools to bloggers, podcasters, and other web based content publishers.
Google Reader - is another well known one to use. This is a web based aggregrator capable of reading Atom, and RSS Feeds.
Technorati - This is an internet search engine for blogs.
I hope that my topic for today, and with the past postings for Social Media and Social Networking were able to help you out a little bit, and give you some ideas into how big this has grown too. I hope that maybe this can help you better focus with the journies of your business, maybe your hobbies, or just things in general. Remember, you are always welcome to share things you may know too.
Thanks so much for sharing your time with LilacsNDreams. Always a pleasure to have you, and hope to see you visit again real soon.
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