Reading Notes Week 11: Chapter 7 “A Survival Guide to Social Media – Social Bookmarking and Crowd Sourcing”

Chapter 7 Social Bookmarking & Crowd-Sourcing

I.Social Bookmarking is a way to save your favorite blogs and websites in a public space not unlike saving them as a bookmark
A.Folksonomy- the taxonomy of the internet in terms of its users

II.Popular Social Bookmarking websites
A.Technorati- designed to help bloggers to succeed by collecting and distributing in the global online community
B.StumpleUpon- helps you discover and share great websites and deliver high-quality pages matched to your preferences
C.Searchies- enables collaboration among peers and captures it in indexes

III.Crowd-Sourcing news sites allows its users to determine the popularity of a story, blog, or website through rating systems
A.Digg is an example
B.Other popular crowd sourcing sites
1.Reddit-your votes train a filter and let it know what you liked and disliked
2.Mixx-used to tailor content categories and then they will choose content they believe you will like as well as people who share your passions
3.Gabbr-a community based social networking news site that allows you to take advantage of web based features in a social context

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization by Deltina Hay can be purchased at


April 7, 2010. Reading Notes, Social Media Monitoring.

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