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Social bookmarks

Fashionably late as always I took a peek at my todo list from hell and decided to turn my attention to social bookmarks. Hip and trendy last year, common and in broad use today. I’ve been meaning to add a plugin for a while but I was never sure if people would really use it. So what is social bookmarking? You know how you bookmark a site in Firefox, or add a favourite in Internet Explorer? Well, same thing, only instead of adding it to your browser you add it to a site. Most notable of these is del.icio.us, the grandaddy of social bookmarking sites. The advantage of this is that you can access your bookmarks no matter where you are. It’s also fun because you get to see who else has bookmarked the same things as you, and check out their other bookmarks as they might be of interest to you.

So here we are and I’ve added and activated the plugin, but damn, there’s a LOT of these social bookmarking sites out there! Which is where you come in. I’d like to know which ones you use and prefer, so I can narrow the list down and don’t need to crowd the layout with a ton of icons.
Also let me know if you like the feature at all, because depending on the feedback I get I might add the same plugin to our member blogs.

Fire away with the comments and try some of these:

5 Responses to Social bookmarks

  1. What can I say…
    Social bookmarking just isn’t my cup of tea.

  2. well, that is a long list of social book marking sites @__@

    but I personally like using del.icio.us and Stumble Upon alot. I’ve enjoyed using these sites since they first started. :)

  3. I’ve been using Delicious as a means to transfer bookmarks between different systems and as a bookmark backup system. Works quite nicely but every now and then it bugs me to update the FF plugin…

    I don’t see much in the “social” side of things… It’s just a gimmick for people that have too much time on their hands ;)

  4. Would be interesting to test and see what kind of other scary and creepy links or people I would get social with D=

  5. I guess it depends on your point of view, I know it’s an excellent way of getting your site out there seeing as millions of people do use ’em. I can see a lot of traffic starting to come in from site like stumbleupon.com so for me it’s something to keep an eye out.
    Btw Croga, I’m working on something which will use WordPress as a storage dump for various things like this, you might like it. It’ll suck every bookmark into wordpress for example.

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