Social bookmarking is becoming more popular. It is a way for people to connect and interact together through sharing links. One of the more popular social bookmarking sites is Delicious. Delicious allows users to post links for professional or personal use and then makes those links available to others. It is similar to the “favorites” section on your personal computer. The difference though is the fact that unlike your favorites, bookmarks posted to Delicious are accessible from any computer.
I created an account to better understand Delicious. My account is mainly are current links I found in the favorites section on my computer. I don’t feel like my links contribute to the greater good of society or anything but at least they’re out there. I am strengthening my social media presence if nothing else.
I think college students could benefit from using social bookmarking sites. Group work would become less of a hassle if the group had a social bookmarking page that they could all tap into, rather than passing hard copies around. This could also help because each group member could read every article as opposed to each member reading different things. College students could also benefit because social bookmarks would cut down on having to carry a jump drive everywhere or having to worry about not being able to use your computer at a public location. Social bookmarking allows you to access all of your bookmarked links without having to remember them, have them written down or e-mailing yourself links. Sites like Delicious allow you to have access to everything you need without having to carry you laptop with you wherever you go.