Documentation:Social Bookmarking/What is Social Bookmarking

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What is it?

We bookmark websites, blog posts, online resources, photos and everything else that strikes our fancy for future reference, reading at a later date, and a host of other reasons. Regular bookmarking is usually done through your own personal web browser on your computer.

Social bookmarking adds a few different dimensions to bookmarking that makes storing, managing, and sharing resources easier.


Signing up with social bookmarking services, such as delicious or diigo, you can create bookmarks and save them online, accessible from any computer that has Internet access.


You can add tags, descriptions, or notes to help you easily find and remember your bookmarks.


Sharing your bookmarks has never been easier since they are public by default. Other users can easily which sites you have saved or why you found them useful. You can also share your bookmarks with your friends via email, twitter or direct message.