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You will find links to a range of social networking sites on the left hand navigation on each of our web pages. These links enable you to bookmark the web pages you are on on this website and share the content with your online social community.
By storing, tagging and sharing links this way you can introduce the content on this website to your social online group and highlight information that is interesting, pertinent or relevant.
You can use this service for free but you will need to register on the following sites so you can begin bookmarking on them.
Each of the sites detailed here is different and therefore works slightly differently. Please find an explanation of the social networking sites featured on our website, as follows:
This site is a social bookmarking online service that enables you to tag, save and share web pages centrally. The advantage of marking web pages like this is that you are not restricted to using your localised PC, your bookmarks are added to your delicious profile and are, therefore, accessible anywhere. The other advantage is that you can send your friends and social community interesting bookmarks and invite them to check out any interesting content next time they log in and vice versa.
Digg provides an online place for everyone to share content from anywhere on the web. The advantage of Digg is that you can promote interesting content by identifying it on Digg and it can then be viewed and voted on by other users. Therefore, users are driving the content on Digg. Users either 'Digg' content or not, and according to popularity content is promoted to the front page of Digg for the world wide web to see. Digg provides social networking through sharing of information, conversation and shared interests.
reddit is a social news site where subscribers post links to content on the web. Other users can then vote on the posted links and they will then rise or fall in prominence as they are voted upon. reddit's homepage is constantly changing as stories move up and down according to voter popularity. It also provides discussion and forum areas for users.
Facebook is an online facility that connects people with friends and other people who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep in touch with friends, post photos, share links and exchange other information including bookmarks. You can use this online interface to share information and invite your social community to view and spread content that you can bookmark into your personal profile.
StumbleUpon is again a website that provides an interface for an online community. It allows its' users to discover and rate web pages, photos and videos and provides users with the ability to create immediate blogs. The site is generated entirely by its' users through their interaction with other users online.