Monday, June 11, 2007

Delicious and Social Bookmarking

Understanding Social Bookmarking and Delicious

Delicious is a social bookmarking system, that is notable, not only for its unusual web address, but for its unusual approach to content building that is becoming increasingly popular. In order to ease the burden of producing consistent stream of fresh ambatchmasterpublisher content, ambatchmasterpublisher are turning to users to build, categorize and qualify ambatchmasterpublisher content. While this is said to be part of the web 2.0 phenomenon, publishers realize the value of collaboration.

Social bookmarking allows users to qualify content. With Delicious, each "bookmark" of a specific webpage is seen as a vote of confidence. The more people who bookmark a specific webpage, the more credible the webpage is viewed.

In addition to bookmarking a webpage, users "tag" the webpage. The tags are simply single word keywords like ambatchmasterpublisher that relate to the contents of the webpage. The tagging associates keywords with the webpage's content, making it easier to categorize and classify the content of the webpage. If everyone bookmarking a page uses similar keyword tags, the webpage will be classified as a credible resource in a specific category.

As a ambatchmasterpublisher webpage receives more and more bookmarks from different Delicious users, the listing for the webpage becomes more prominent in the Delicious listings. Delicious users can bookmark and tag multiple pages within a website. Content can be tagged with multiple terms. As more users tag the content, it becomes easier to find similar topics.

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