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Save, Share, Recommend November 14, 2006

Posted by Joanne KY Teoh in News.

Along with the customary “print this article,” “email to a friend,” “RSS feed” links, you can add a truly contemporary link to services that offer ways to save, share and recommend your online content.

Here’s a description of the services and how to use them. The services are free, but some form of user registration is required to use each of them.

Del.icio.us allows users to save their bookmarks online and gives them the ability to “tag” the bookmarks with descriptive category names. For example, someone who has bookmarked multiple Web pages on Blogging could tag those links with terms like “wordpress” “online” “media” etc.

As members of a “social bookmarking” community, del.icio.us users can see how many people have bookmarked similar pages, and they can look at those bookmark collections to find other interesting online content.

To register, go to: http://del.icio.us/register

For more information about Del.icio.us, go to http://del.icio.us/about/

On Digg, users share interesting online content by submitting links to the site. At that point, the Digg audience can vote on whether or not they think it is interesting. Articles with lots of votes, or “diggs,” rise up higher on the site’s main page and topical subsection pages.

Another form of social sharing, this site also lets users categorize content they are submitting to Digg and label it with descriptions of up to 350 characters. Digg users can also submit comments on each content item submitted to the site.

To register, go to: http://digg.com/register

For more information about Digg, go to:http://digg.com/about

Reddit allows users to submit news articles and other online content to the site. Users also give articles a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. Reddit then uses those votes to build a user profile and to find articles to recommend to you. Users can also submit comments on items posted to the site.

To register, go to: http://reddit.com/login

For more information about Reddit, go to: http://reddit.com/help/faq

If you are a registered user of Google’s personalized homepage, e-mail and other services, you can also save bookmarks and label them with keywords.

Create a personalized Google account here: http://www.google.com/ig

Users of Yahoo’s “MyYahoo” feature can save bookmarks to their personal page, tag them with keywords, and share them with other Yahoo users.

Sign up for a Yahoo account here: http://e.my.yahoo.com/config/my_init

Facebook is made up of many networks – individual schools, companies or regions. To join, people can authenticate into a school or work network, or join a regional network. They can then create profiles to connect with friends, share interests, join groups, send messages, writes notes and post photos. If you are a registered user of Facebook, you can also “share” news stories on your profile page.

To register, go to: https://register.facebook.com/r.php

For more information, go to http://www.facebook.com/about.php


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