Share this article - What are these?
Social bookmarking sites allow you to save a story as a favourite and share links to articles you've enjoyed or want to discuss.
These bookmarks can then be accessed and searched from any computer. Sharing websites often aggregate and rank stories based upon the number of times they are bookmarked or recommended by other users, providing a snapshot of the most exciting news on the web. Many of these sites also build up a profile of your tastes and are then able to recommend more great stories based on the pages you've previously saved.
If you've enjoyed a story on this site use the share buttons to recommend it to online communities with similar interests, vote it up the rankings and discuss it with the community.
Each site works slightly differently, so the information below should help you decide which service is most appropriate for you. Each site has different communities sharing and discussing stories. All the services are free, but require quick registration before you can get involved.
A free social bookmarking website that allows members to store searchable copies of webpages and share them with others.
Delicious allows you to save, tag and manage bookmarks online, and then search popular bookmarks to find the most interesting webpages on the topics you're interested in.
An Internet search engine for searching blogs, competing with Google and Yahoo. As of June 2008, Technorati indexes 112.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media.
The popular social networking site allows you to send links and pictures directly to your friends, or post them on your profile.
BlinkList lets you sort web pages like iTunes. Instantly find specific pages out of thousands that you may have in your library.
DiggThis website allows users to recommend and vote for stories by 'Digging' them. Use the Digg button to submit the story or add a recommendation. The higher the number of Diggs, the more popular the story. The front pages always show the latest popular articles, and there are many sections for different topics.
Google stores your bookmarks so that no matter where you may be surfing the web, your bookmarks can stay with you just by signing in.
StumbleUpon helps you find interesting new stories online by building up a profile of things that you like, and using it to recommend new stories with the 'Stumble' button.
Your favourite websites, articles, recipes, blogs anything on the Web you'd like to save, share, or quickly re-find in the future.