I recently discovered social bookmarking, or online tools that allow you to share your bookmarked sites with other users, and also help you to find sites that other users with similar interests liked. It's a great way to explore the internet, which is full of so much information that at times it can be overwhelming, and unproductive!
The following list of social bookmarking site was taken from this article , entitled "Social Networking: Helping You To Make Friends and Inspire Spiders." The article itself includes some great explanations of the tool, so I recommend you check it out!
technorati.com – This site allows users to share their blogs, photos, videos and more and boasts almost a million and a half visitors each month.
del.icio.us – This site is a very popular and was one of the first social bookmarking sites to really take off.
digg.com – This site receives 8.7 million visitors each month. Visitors can look up any topic and receive instant information and statistics.
stumbleupon.com – This is a relatively new site and it combines myspace with social bookmarking. Users can make up 5 of their own pages on any topic they want.
reddit.com -This site allows users to view what’s new, what’s hot at the moment and what the weekly stats are.
fark.com – This site’s main page has categories displayed that allows the user to go directly to topics such as sports, business, politics, music and more.
mybloglog.com – This site combines social bookmarking, blogging and social networking.
blinklist.com – This website is still in beta testing and it’s mission statement is more about how people can use the service for keeping track of their own research.
ma.gnolia.com – This site isn’t quite as big as some of the others but it is very easy to use and has a lot of information to make the process of social bookmarking understandable. This is a great site to get started with.
tailrank.com – This site keeps track of the conversations between blogs to help find what is hot on the web. The user can search on any topic they like or view randomly through categories such as politics, video, technology and entertainment.