These websites provide a simple mechanism for people to share information such as photos, news items and bookmarks. They function like browser based bookmarks do, however the key feature of social bookmarking sites is that they are web based so that you can access them anywhere, any time. Another feature of social bookmarking sites is the presence of tags.
- del.icio.us : Allows you to access your bookmarks (favourites) via the web and also to share them with others. These can be tagged to enable other people to find them more easily. There are also two easy to use icons that can be set up so that when clicked, webpages are added to your del.icio.us collection. Signing up is free.
- Stumbleupon : discovers websites based on your interests. You can rate websites and send your favourites to other people so that you can discover ‘the best of the Web’.