In the digital age, people like to share anything and everything they find interesting with their friends. While this can be accomplished with e-mail, text messaging, and Facebook, the fact is that there are services out there that do social bookmarking in a fantastic, intuitive way. Here are three of the best social bookmarking sites in no particular order.
Delicious is among the most popular social bookmark sites because it is dedicated to that service alone. The site allows you to save your bookmarks to your account while tagging them with important keywords and tagging them with your friends’ account names. This makes sharing exceptionally simple. With the extension for the popular Google Chrome web-browser you no longer have to visit the website in order to save individual URLs. You can do it all via the Chrome extension. The service is now on mobile devices as well.
People do not generally think of Twitter as a bookmarking service as much as they consider it a pure communication tool. However, as pointed out on Vis4.net, by tagging links that you share on Twitter you effectively bookmark them. By conducting a simple search for those keywords in the social media platforms built-in search engine, you can find all URLs shared with that specific tag. Many users prefer a multi-function service like Twitter for their bookmarking as it still allows them the benefits of more popular social services.
Pinterest is a fast growing star in the world of popular social bookmarking sites. It offers what is arguably the best looking, most modern user interface design of any popular social bookmark sites. Further, it allows easy interaction with Facebook and now offers mobile applications across many devices. The fact that Pinterest generally features a lot of imagery is a big selling point for the service and fans of visual content over text-based.
Whether you are looking for a dedicated service like Delicious, or those tied to your favorite social networks like Twitter and Pinterest there is something for you. What all these sites do well is enable you to share your favorite websites with your friends. Check out each of these services and decide for yourself which you like best!