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.

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