Social bookmarking is a great and unique way for online users to have the ability of storing, organizing, sharing and searching for bookmarks of web pages. Through this system, online users can save the links to the web pages, which they want to remember to visit again, or the web pages that they want to share to other people.
These books would usually be public. However, depending on the features of the service, they could be privately saved and shared only with specific groups or specific people, or shared only within certain networks or through a combination of privateness and publicness. These allowed people could usually view these saved bookmarks chronologically, or by tags or category, or via search engine, or randomly.
Social bookmarking is generally public bookmarking. It accomplishes two things. The first one would be that your bookmarks would be accessible not just from a single computer, but basically from anywhere you could go online. Second, instead of keeping a long list of disorganized favorites and bookmarks in your browser, you would have a great database of your organized bookmarks to make it easier to find exactly what you need. Presently, there are may forms of technology, as well as special interest websites available which offer quick tutorials, reviews and overviews of the basics, along with the advance features of social bookmarking.
It does have a lot of benefits and advantages over the traditional resource location, as well as classification software like search engine spiders. Among the more popular social bookmarking websites are Furl, Digg, del.icio.us, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Newsvine, Netvouz, Thoof and Sitebar.