Save Your Sources (Social Bookmarking)
It’s back to school time again. An area I would like to highlight is the fact that even now many students when I talk to them about sources of information they used in their reports, either forget to detail the source or forget where they found the original source. The internet is full of useful ways to save and store source information and online bookmarking or social bookmarking is one of them. There are a number of useful sites offering bookmarking and the one I have used for the past year or so is Delicious social bookmarking. Delicious details their service:
What is Delicious?
Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet.
Bookmark any site on the Internet, and get to it from anywhere
Instead of having different bookmarks on every computer, Delicious makes it easy to have a single set of bookmarks kept in sync between all of your computers. Even if you’re not on a computer you own, you can still get to your bookmarks on the Delicious website.
I use Firefox mostly as my browser of choice and it has a very handy delicious add on that is easy to use. After you have a delicious account and the add on has been downloaded, you only need to press the tag symbol when your on a site you want to bookmark and then simply add tag that you will remember to the pop up window.
The Firefox add on can be found from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3615
Other social bookmarking and online bookmarking sites include:
Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit