Sunday, November 18, 2012

Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking has changed a lot over the last couple of years.
What started with simple (and some say ugly) pure heading/URL lists, turned into magazine style full-color, hi-res, rich-media, insert-your-buzzword-here pages.

Observe - as an example - the change from he good old to Pocket or Flipboard.

I don't really won't to compare them with or against each other, because to me they define different categories or sub-categories of social bookmarking.

Here is how I use the various tools and platforms:

  • To publish or almost broadcast links, I use Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.
  • To publish for a certain interest group - kind of newsletter like - I still use delicious and have people subscribe to the tag via RSS.
  • To store for later reading, I use Pocket - especially because of the text-only view in Pocket, which make medium-size to long articles and posts really good to read on an iPad or phone.
  • To save or archive URLs, I use delicious, sort of my bookmark vault.

1 comment:

symons said...

Real people as well as active users are the ones that edit social bookmaking websites. The even more preferred your web links become, the more customers will share them, hence enhancing website traffic in addition to popularity.
As more people like as well as share, the more direct exposure you receive. All without added effort from your advertising group. The key is to set up your profile and also bookmarking project well, and afterwards delight in the return.