The Social Bookmarking Page

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Social bookmarking is a web based service to share Internet bookmarks.

Social bookmarking sites are a popular way to store, classify, share and search links through the practice of folksonomy techniques on the Internet or Intranet.

Other than web page bookmarks, services specialized to a specific subject or format - feeds, books, videos, music, shopping items, map locations, wineries, etc. - can be found. Social bookmarking is also part of Social News Sites like Reddit.


The concept of shared online bookmarks dates back to April 1996 with the launch of Within the next three years online bookmark services became competitive, with venture-backed companies like Backflip, Blink,[citation needed] Clip2, Hotlinks, Quiver, and others entering the market. Lacking viable models for making money, most of this early generation of social bookmarking companies failed as the dot-com bubble burst.

Social bookmarking inspired the social news movement which included sites like, reddit, Digg and the new Netscape portal.


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