Tagging is an open and informal method of categorising things that allows users to associate keywords with online content (webpages, pictures & blog posts). Its a useful way of saving links to webpages you find useful then cataloguing them so that you can easily find again.
Thing 6 – Find out about Social Bookmarking and Tagging
This video will help you get started –
Thing 7 – Set up a Delicious Account
So you’ve got a basic idea of why social book marking is useful and how the social element works. Once you get into it, social bookmarking is very useful. To get you started you’re going to set up accounts with two social book marking sites.
Click here to find out a little more about Delicious. Then click here to set up Delicious account and start tagging. Tip – To set up a Delicious account you will need a Yahoo ID. If you already have a Yahoo account you can use this or if you’d rather, you can set up a new one. Its just the same as setting up any email account and will take 5 minutes. Once you have a Yahoo ID you need to use this to log into Delicious.
Now you can start saving and tagging links! Tip – you don’t need to download the bookmarking tools available to save links. Just click on ‘Save a new bookmark’ then copy and paste the URl of the site you’d like to save.
Here’s another video just in case you need a little more help:
Extra Credit – ‘Pimp My Blog’
You guessed it! You can link your Delicious bookmarks to your blog using one of those damn fancy ‘widgets’. You should be a pro at this by now so give it a go!
Thing 8 – Start Using Google Bookmarks
Google Bookmarks – you don’t need to sign up for this since you can use the Google account you set up in week 2. Just click here and log in. You can then get started straight away by clicking on ‘Add bookmark’ at the bottom of the screen. Tip – ‘tags’ are called ‘labels’ here!
Extra credit – ‘Web Savvy’ 2
Because Google Bookmarks is linked to your Google account you can set your Bookmarks as a widget on your iGoogle page, making them nice and easy to find. If you’re not sure how to do that take a look back at week 2.