Reading Notes: Social Bookmarking & Crowd-Sourcing

24Mar10

This week we were asked to read Chapter 7 of the Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization. This chapter focuses on Social Bookmarking and Crowd- Sourcing.

Social Bookmarking is something that I am working on trying to become more comfortable with using. It is a great way for you to save your favorite blogs and websites in a public space.

  • When using social bookmarking the book suggests keeping in mind that the social web is about interacting, sharing and collaboration- not self promotion. It’s a great way to bookmark, tag, and comment on sites that interest you and a way for you to connect with people with similar interests.
  • The book also says there is nothing wrong with bookmarking your own web pages and blog posts, sa long as the site allows it, and balance it out with other sites.
  •  The book suggests using Delicious.com as a social bookmarking site.

Crowd-sourced news site allows it users to determine the popularity of a news story, blog entry, or website through various types of votin or rating systems.

  • Digg is an example of a crowd-sourced news site. It encourages people to “digg” the stories they like, which brings up the most “dugg” stories.
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