Introduction

"Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata.

In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. The allowed people can usually view these bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine.

Most social bookmark services encourage users to organize their bookmarks with informal tags instead of the traditional browser-based system of folders, although some services feature categories/folders or a combination of folders and tags. They also enable viewing bookmarks associated with a chosen tag, and include information about the number of users who have bookmarked them. Some social bookmarking services also draw inferences from the relationship of tags to create clusters of tags or bookmarks."
(Source: Wikipedia)

Commoncraft overview



http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-english

Resources

7 Things you should know about social bookmarking

Sites of interest




Diigo

Diigo is a useful social bookmarking tool if you are wanting to share resources within a group or network
I have my bookmarks automatically saving back to del.icio.us as well.


How to guide for getting started in Diigo

Vi.sualize.us

I've just discovered this social bookmarking site for images.
I haven't added much yet but will include a feed below - although I notice it's only showing one large entry....
I use a lot of images in blog posts so it could be useful for me to save images with potential as I find them
For lecturers it has potential for content-focused images
Make sure the image has an appropriate CC licence if you intend to use it in your L&T context.