Social Bookmark Definition

Social bookmarks are a relatively new phenomenon on the Web. The concept behind this new trend is rather simple which is often the case with good ideas.

The general idea behind social bookmarks is that rather than saving a bookmark for a web page in a browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox, users instead save the bookmark to a publicly accessible website. Other people can then see your bookmark and ideally be exposed to something that you wouldn't otherwise encounter.

Some social bookmarking sites also employ a voting system that allows users to indicate what bookmarks they found interesting. As a bookmark receives more and more votes, it's prominence on the website increases which in turn attracts more and more votes. The ultimate is to have the bookmark appear on the homepage of the social bookmark site.

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  • Social Network
  • User Generated Content

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