Intro to Social Bookmarking

The newest installment in Common Craft’s video series is Social Bookmarking in Plain English. It’s a good introduction to the concept, but I don’t think this is as strong as their other videos. This one is focused specifically on del.icio.us and uses numerous printed screenshots rather than being solely about the overall concept of social bookmarking. Still, if you’re looking for a way to introduce del.icio.us to someone, this is a good place to start.

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5 thoughts on “Intro to Social Bookmarking

  1. I don’t know – I miss the “Boo!” but the differences between (say) Stumbleupon or Digg and del.icio.us are rather wider than those between wikis or RSS readers. I think the decision to stick to the simplest and easiest (as well as one of the most popular) was a good one.

  2. I missed the “Boo” and “Yay” as well. And you have a good point; social bookmarking is a class that includes much more variation than RSS and wikis. If I was introducing someone to social bookmarking, I would use del.icio.us to start them out for exactly the reasons you said. But although the earlier videos would have been great intros for any application of that type, this one sort of locks you into one. I guess I’ve seen these as conceptual training rather than application training in the past, and this one doesn’t fit that mold.

    All the other comments I’ve seen about the video have been very positive, and I realize that I’m in a small minority that didn’t think this one was as good as the others. You’ll find many more people who agree with you than disagree, Michael. 🙂

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