Monday, January 25, 2010

Web 2.0 Tool of the Week: Delicious

Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. Users can bookmark any site on the Internet, and access from anywhere. Bookmarks can be shared with others, whether or not they use Delicious.

Account Information:
  • Users must create a free account
  • Users can make bookmarks public or private

Items that can be bookmarked in Delicious include:
  • Web pages
  • Audio items
  • Video items
  • Images
  • Documents
  • Multimedia file type RSS Feeds

Why use Delicious?
  • Find popular sites being bookmarked
  • Find information about areas of interest including research topics, course topics, work topics, hobbies, etc.
  • Discover useful and interesting bookmarks on the web being marked by others
  • Develop relationships with others in your industry, or interested in the same topics
  • Get bookmarks in return from friends or by searching
  • “Tag” bookmarks with a description for easier searching.

What is tagging?

The term “tag” is the option that allows a user to use a word or words to denote an item. For example, when collecting information for the Widget project, all items collected could be “tagged” with the word “Widget.” Then when searching for items related to the project, search by the word “Widget” and all resources could be gathered.

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