This is an assignment for my class, Social Media & PR (PRCA 3030) These reading notes are taken from:

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization Strategies, TActics, and tools for Succeeding in the Social Web by Deltinia Hay

Ch. 7 is “Social Bookmarking & Crowd-Sourcing”. The old way of doing things is keeping a bookmark on your computer. Social Bookmarking does the same thing, but instead, they are public so others can see what you are reading.

  • social bookmarking creates folksonomy-the taxonomy of the internet in terms of its users.
  • eliminates using search engines to find the best results, instead, a social bookmarking site can use your terms to find results others have ranked.
  • is one of the most popular social bookmarking sites. After searching, other members tagged terms show up, along with the number of people who have bookmarked the site and comments that others have entered.
  • crowd sourced news sites allow its users to determine the popularity of a new story, blog entry, or website through voting or rating systems. is an example of this type of news site.