11/01/2006

Social Bookmarking

Social Bookmarking, seems a relatively new phenomenon to have hit the on line world that seems to have hit the on line world by storm.Social bookmarking involves a user voting for a post, signifying his approval for the article.Lets say I read an article written on the " Indian Cricket team selection",by a user, and to elicit my approval for the story, I click the "vote button" near the story, the story gets an increment in the number of votes, proportionate to the number of people who liked reading that post. Its very similar to the model that is present in the Sulekha News, where users and commenter's help other readers read what would be only the best news or blog items.

So when a mass community helps you as an isolated reader, select the best news items to read, it saves you the time to sift through all the posts,and as the wont is, you to would not mind spreading the goodwill gesture by sifting through some of the articles.This in its true avatar is the changing face of citizen participatory media which is of immense value considering the dynamic nature of the content on the web.I am doing a small documented research on Social Bookmarking sites. If any body has a few ideas,examples to share, please do feel free to get in touch with me. For starters, I just see
Indianpad
Putvote
Indiagram.com


as 3 sites to start of from.

I am contactable at kartik (dot) kannan (at) gmail (dot)com and my research is more so on how the social Bookmarking phenomenon has revolutionized the Indian News reading sites and the influence of such sites on increasing the traffic on one's blogs.

3 comments:

Vulturo said...

DesiPundit is NOT a social bookmarking site!

rAKeSH said...

first of all you should read the wiki on social bookmarking. what you have described above is the digg phenomenon. Once you read the wiki you might have a better picture. Social bookmarking is sharing bookmarks & it doesn't have anything to do with news.

bhaktinet said...

Good article, very helpful at the same time a source of inspiration. thank you and good luck fundigy

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