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Help with Social Bookmarking

What is social bookmarking?

Every feature page, king list page, and index page in the History Files now has an extra utility on the History Files toolbar. This is located at the base of each page.

Features / Lists

Social bookmarking icon in the footer toolbar
Social bookmarking icons can be found in the History Files toolbar at the foot of every page on the site - you can share the page with all your friends and followers via these links

This is a link to one of the social bookmarking sites which were springing up all over the place in the noughties, and which are such an everyday part of online life today. According to the one encyclopaedia, 'social bookmarking is a way for internet users to store, classify, share, and search internet bookmarks.

'On a social bookmarking system or network, users store lists of internet resources which they find useful. These lists can be accessible to the public by users of a specific network or website. Other users with similar interests can view the links by topic, category, or tags, or even randomly.

'Other than web page bookmarks, services [which] specialise [in] a specific subject or format - [RSS-style] feeds, books, videos, shopping items, map locations, wineries, etc - can be found.'

An additional advantage is that, because these stored lists are online, you will be able to access them from any computer, anywhere in the world, so your favourite pages from the History Files will always be available at your fingertips, with no searching necessary.

How to use social bookmarking

Such social networks and bookmarking sites are usually free to use, but you will be required to register before you can start to use them yourself.

You will also need to be registered with these sites before you can bookmark your own favourite web pages, such as those on the History Files, via the Share with links at the foot of every page.

To register with Delicious go to:

To register with Digg go to:

To register with Facebook go to:

To register with MySpace go to:
Visit the myspace site for details

To register with Reddit go to:

To register with StumbleUpon go to:

To register with Twitter go to:

For further information go to:
Delicious: http://delicious.com/help/learn
Digg: http://digg.com/about
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/about.php
MySpace: https://help.myspace.com/hc/en-us
Reddit: http://reddit.com/help/faq
StumbleUpon: http://www.stumbleupon.com/
X (Twitter): https://help.twitter.com/


Once you are registered, you can click on the appropriate link, such as:

This is shown at the foot of each page, and clicking will allow you to submit the page you are viewing to your social networking site.