|If you have you ever e-mailed friends and sent them a link to a site you believed they might be interested in, you have taken part in social bookmarking.
Social bookmarking is a means of saving and storing online information or sites for future reference. Social bookmarking takes place when users share their bookmarked web pages via social bookmarking communities. Apart from saving links to your favourite sites and email them to your friends, you can also discover what other Internet users have found interesting enough to tag. Most social bookmarking sites let you browse through topics that are either the most popular, or lately added, or belonging to a certain category.
You can even browse through what Internet users have bookmarked by typing in a search engine the topic you are interested in. In fact, social bookmarking sites are deployed as smart search tools.
Social bookmarking tools are designed to optimize the search on the Internet. Instead of going into a search engine, typing something in, and then looking for that needle in a haystack, you can promptly specify the topic you are looking for.
Since a lot of social bookmarking sites display recently added lists and popular links, you can both be well-informed and get the required data. For instance, if you are interested in global warming, you may look for global warming on one of these websites and find two articles: the one with a hundred of votes and the other with a couple of votes. The article with a hundred of votes is likely to be chosen. And this technique is much easier than typing "global warming" into a search engine and reading though pages of links which may be irrelevant.
So, the software initially used to send bookmarks to friends has quickly become into a social search tool.
Blog commenting is also getting popular among Internet users today. The feature that differs a blog from a website is blog commenting. It is the social aspect which makes blogs such an effective part of the social web. When you share your blog posts via social bookmarking, you can boost traffic to your blog. Besides, when you look through other users' bookmarks, you can discover new blogs to read, new post ideas, new conversations to start, new communities to become a member of for further networking and more. More than that, you can become well-known among other bloggers around the world, with your blog growing in popularity.
It is of importance to create engrossing comments expressing your viewpoint on the subject and sharing information on it. Short uninformative comments are regarded as spam and, consequently, deleted. Make comments easy to notice among thousands of others.
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