Month: April 2006

Online Bookmarking

The Advantages of Online Bookmarking. I was pondering why I actually spend time tagging and submitting my favorites/bookmarks and blog postings to social bookmarking sites and jotted down the following: (My ‘pondering’ seems to occur much more frequently when I am trying to avoid doing something I don’t want to – in this case finishing off some bookkeeping work which I do to help pay the bills.) General Advantages Accessing your bookmarks from any computer. Creating a back up of your computer based favorites/bookmarks. If you don’t need the first and you have a satisfactory regular back up system, then what are the other advantages? For me they are: The ability to easily categorize your bookmarks to make them more useful and easily accessible than in your browser based favorites/bookmarks. The addition of tags enables multiple placement of bookmarks within different categories instead of having to perform multiple bookmark saving or copying and pasting. This is invaluable if you have a lot of bookmarks, whether you need to refer to them a lot or not. Examples You want to keep all tags relating to a particular topic together but need to further sub-divide this for ease of finding. Creating sub folders in your browser favorites/bookmarks can be time consuming and not all sites will fit neatly into one category. Multiple tag these in on an online bookmarking site instead....

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This weeks reading list

Mashable*: “Mashable is a blog covering Web 2.0 startups, peer production, user-generated content, revenue sharing, social software and the web as a platform.” Read/WriteWeb: Web 2.0 Definition and Tagging ZoomClouds The Best Web 2.0 Software of 2005 ( Bookmarking Services : Web 2.0 Categorized Lists : eConsultant Beginners CSS Tutorial – Enlighten Designs TechCrunch – The State of Online Feed Readers Snazzy Boxes Newest Nifty Corners CSS Navigation Menu Showcase On RSS Blogging Tagging...

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All the digg-style applications: The list !!! from 3 spots• • •

The 3spots blog has this excellent comprehensive list of Digg style applications. The list covers these classifications: * ? Social Bookmark Managers(batch editing) * ? Social bookmarks * ? Semi-Public Social Bookmarks(shared access only to registered users) * ? Search-engines With Bookmarking. * ? Public bookmarks. * ? Listing, cataloging * ? Social communities. * ? Annotation services. * ? Ajax (or Flash) Startpages (or Homepages). * ? Specialized bookmarking. * Digg-style ( submit, comment and rate ) * Pligg Clones* – digg-style engine (Added thanks to Damian) * Non English digg-style. * Non English pliggs. * ? Non English Social Bookmarks. * ? Are here now: Digg tools by category. * ? Tools: Social bookmarking toolsCheck out his blog for the links to the applications listed: 3spots: All the digg-style applications: The list !!! • • • web2, sueblimely...

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