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Social Bookmarking with Google Bookmarks

Social Bookmarking with Google Bookmarks

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Google bookmarks aren't as shareable as delicious bookmarks, but if you have a Google account, they're useful. This is also the only free bookmarking platform we know of in Arabic.

Google bookmarks aren't as shareable as delicious bookmarks, but if you have a Google account, they're useful. This is also the only free bookmarking platform we know of in Arabic.

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Social Bookmarking with Google Bookmarks

  1. 1. Bookmarking with Google Bookmarks What is social bookmarking? Social bookmarking is a way of saving URLs online so that you can access them from anywhere and tag and share them with others. Five reasons to use social bookmarking: 1. Organize your collection of Web links 2. Share useful web-links within your team 3. Publish organized lists of resources for outside partners and clients 4. Keep up with the latest news, online resources, and information in your sector 5. Discover websites, online resources, organizations and individuals in your area of interest Letʼs get started... • Login to your Google account • Visit http://www.google.com/bookmarks • If your new to the service, you will see a page that looks like this: • Click on Add bookmark in the left-hand column under Tools. • Click and drag the blue box that says Google Bookmark to your browser’s toolbar. • Open a new window or tab and visit a website whose address you want to save. For example, www.smex.org This handout was created by SMEXbeirut and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike unported license. Parts of it were inspired by a social bookmarking handout created by Practical Participation (www.practicalparticipation.co.uk).
  2. 2. • Click on the new “Google Bookmark” link in your toolbar and a window like the one below will open with the Location URL completed. Add the other information as necessary. Make sure to separate the tags with commas. Click Add bookmark when you’re finished. Once you’ve added bookmarks, they will show up as starred in Google searches that return that site as a result: Once you’ve added a few bookmarks, your bookmarks will begin to look like this: Things to try 1. Create a list. 2. Create a list from a label. 3. Create a collaborative list with your colleagues by inviting them to share a list. This handout was created by SMEXbeirut and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike unported license. Parts of it were inspired by a social bookmarking handout created by Practical Participation (www.practicalparticipation.co.uk).

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