What is Social Bookmarking?

Using a social bookmarking system or network, you tag and store lists of internet resources that you find useful and share them with other users.

So instead of bookmarking sites just on your computer, you save them to a publically accessible site which everyone can view (although you can usually elect to keep a bookmark private).

As well as web page addresses you can bookmark RSS feeds, videos, map locations, shopping items, etc.

Popular (English-language) social bookmarking sites include del.icio.us, Digg, Stumbleupon and Reddit.

You need to register the first time you use such sites but after that they automatically "remember" you by using cookies.

One advantage of storing your bookmarks on a social bookmarking site is that you can access them from any computer with an internet connection e.g. in an internet café.

So, if you come across an Amnesty International story or webpage that you find interesting and want to save for future reference or share it with other people, simply click on one of the links at the bottom of the page to add to your list.

 

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