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What Are Social Bookmarking Sites? Websites Like What Are Social Bookmarking Sites?

What Are Social Bookmarking Sites? Websites Like

Social bookmarking is a way of tagging (read: bookmarking) a website or blog and “saving” it for later. Much like hitting “favorite” to mark a website on your personal computer, social bookmarking sites share this saved information with other people on the Internet. This means you can share your bookmarks and favorite places on the Internet and share them with people all over the world. Social bookmarking tools - Teaching Hacks. From What is Social Bookmarking There have been many different attempts to classify web sites through the use of more traditional classification systems such as Gail Shea Grainger's "Dewey Browse.

Social bookmarking tools - Teaching Hacks

" Dewey Browse uses the Dewey Decimal System to classify web sites for grades K-12 students. The problem is that web sites come in and out of existence. Other commercial ventures offer a more up to date list of web sites for students and teachers at a monthly price. All these services, free or commercial, use a top down approach for organizing web sites into predefined categories. Social bookmarking sites turns the hierarchical model upside down.

Shared online bookmarks have been around since April of 1996 with, and a number of other services link Top 15 Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites. Here are the top 15 Most Popular Social Bookmarking Sites as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a continually updated average of each website's Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S.

Top 15 Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites

Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast. "*#*" Denotes an estimate for sites with limited data. 1 | Facebook3 - eBizMBA Rank | 900,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 3 - Compete Rank | 3 - Quantcast Rank | 2 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated: March 1, 2017. Social Bookmarking – What is Social Bookmarking? Updated December 16, 2014.

Social Bookmarking – What is Social Bookmarking?

Why Is Social Software So Important? Two assertions form the baseline for why social software is important to the enterprise.

Why Is Social Software So Important?

First, before being a buyer or seller of products and services, an organization is a participant in a complex network of market and stakeholder relationships (e.g., employees, customers, partners, and suppliers) that have greater influence over its long-term success than does its products or services. Second, management institutions are not the center of the universe around employee revolve. While managerial practices direct the work of employees, the informal networks and social relationships that permeate a workforce have greater influence over an organization’s long-term success than does its managerial practices. Recognizing the critical role informal networks and relationships have on organizational success is necessary to understanding the importance of social software.

Form-follows-function leaves contribution gaps Valuing participation catalyzes contributions. Three Big Benefits of Social Software. Collaboration is becoming an overused term, despite the fact that few people seem to agree on exactly what it is.

Three Big Benefits of Social Software

It's a little like the Supreme Court's long-running -- and thus far unsuccessful -- effort to define obscenity. Andy Blumenthal, CTO of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, last summer tried to define the difference between collaboration and communication, concluding that collaboration differs from communication by taking folks out of their usual functional and organizational boundaries. He wrote: In the process of moving from vertical to horizontal information sharing and collaboration, we are flattening our organizations.

The Importance of Social Software in the Enterprise. Over the next few years, there will be a big transformation in the workplace as large numbers of Gen X and Y individuals start entering the workforce.

The Importance of Social Software in the Enterprise

As these same individuals rely on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter for communication, employers are pressured into bringing similar tools into their enterprises but, in a secure manner. Back in June, we announced limited availability for Cisco Quad, our software-based enterprise collaboration platform, and the response has been overwhelming. When applied against specific operating problems, enterprise social software is a mission critical application for those companies that want to grow, expand into new markets and increase productivity. It can transform the workplace and provide unmatched benefits to an organization: Easier access to resources and expertise, allowing the user to reach out to a large number of relevant participants and bring them into a virtual discussion around a specific problem or challenge.

The Characteristics and Design of Web 2.0. Web 2.0 and social software: An introduction. The terms Web 2.0 and social software are now used widely in the education sector.

Web 2.0 and social software: An introduction

While often difficult to determine an exact definition, with many new tools and applications released on a regular basis, most commentators agree that these terms apply to a set of characteristics1 in the context of the internet and applications served over it. Web 2.0 and social software in education As broadband becomes more affordable and widely available, and the relative price of hardware falls, many more people are finding it easier to access rich content and interaction on the internet.

Whilst there is currently limited research into the level of use by students and potential students, anecdotal evidence suggests that not only is it being used widely, but the perception of it is also shifting. Many students seem to see the use of the tools in their workflow not as an additional overhead, but as an integral part of ‘their world’. Characteristics of Social Networks. There are more people than ever before who are fascinated by the characteristics of social networks.

Characteristics of Social Networks

It is now much more common to see a university research study focus on Internet social networks, rather than just interpersonal social networks, when analyzing what makes a social network succeed or fail. Five Major Characteristics of Social Networks The best way to understand what makes social networks unique from other websites is by taking a look at what academic studies have found regarding those sites. The Rice University Study. Social Software in Higher Education. Tracing the Evolution of Social Software. The term 'social software', which is now used to define software that supports group interaction, has only become relatively popular within the last two or more years.

Tracing the Evolution of Social Software

However, the core ideas of social software itself enjoy a much longer history, running back to Vannevar Bush's ideas about 'memex' in 1945, and traveling through terms such as Augmentation, Groupware, and CSCW in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. By examining the many terms used to describe today's 'social software' we can also explore the origins of social software itself, and see how there exists a very real life cycle concerning the use of technical terminology. 1940s — Memex The earliest reference that I can find to people using computers to collaborate with one another is from the 1940s. Near the end of World War II, in 1945, Vannevar Bush wrote a seminal article on the future of computing in As We May Think.

Later on, the article discusses Memex's further benefits to groups: "And his trails do not fade.