According to Netcraft, there are more than 100 million Web sites on the Internet. Between 3 to 4 million new Web sites are added every month. How can you keep this information organized? How can you plod through this mess and separate the good from the bad and the ugly? Social bookmarking provides one way for users to get control of this information.

This exercise will introduce you to the concept of social book marking.

Exercise #4 Tasks
  1. Read about social bookmarking according to wikipedia
  2. Watch the video below to learn how social bookmarking works
    1. Print out the worksheet below and complete it while watching the video
  3. Visit Mrs. McDonald's social bookmarking site >
  4. Set up your own social bookmarking site by creating an account at Delicious
    1. Read the saving bookmarks to your delicious account information below if you need help
    2. Follow the requirements listed below for naming your account, adding links, adding networks, etc.

Social Bookmarking Worksheet
Social Bookmarking is Delicious

How Social Bookmarking Works Video

Saving Bookmarks to your Delicious Account
  • Saving a Bookmark on Delicious is likely to be a little different then what you're used to. Don't worry, we've made the process intuitive and you'll find that tags and notes will make your bookmarks much easier to manage.
  • Depending on which buttons you've added to your browser, you can click the "Tag" or "Bookmark this on Delicious" button to save a new bookmark. Regardless of the buttons you've chosen, you'll see the following fields.
  • URL: The URL field is simply the address of the page you're bookmarking. This should be filled out for you. Only change this if you know what you're doing.
  • Title: If you're using one of our bookmarking tools, this will be prefilled with the title of the page you're saving. Feel free to edit this in any way that makes sense to you.
  • Notes: Here's where you may want to write some additional info for yourself or to let others know why you bookmarked this page.
  • Tags: Enter one or more tags separated by spaces here. They are optional, but we suggest using them, as they make your bookmarks much easier to organize and navigate. For more on tags, read our tags section

Requirements for your Delicious Account
  1. For grading purposes, your account username should contain some form of your first and/or last name
  2. Create tags for each link you save to help you organize your links
  3. Bookmark a total of at least 15 links
    1. All bookmarked links must be school appropriate
  4. Add Mrs. McDonald to your network so you can keep updated on all her shared links
  5. Add other students from this computer tech class to our network