Social Bookmarking

Possible Credits (Maximum 5)

Set up an account on, save at least one bookmark, and share it with someone (5 credits)

What is Social Bookmarking?

Delicious is a social bookmarking manager which allows you to bookmark a web page and add tags to categorize your bookmarks. It's handy as a personal bookmark manager, but its real power comes from the social network aspect, which allows you to see how other users have tagged similar links and also discover other websites that may be of interest to you.

Why do I care?

Social bookmarking can be helpful on many professional and personal levels. Personally, with a site such as Delicious, your bookmarks are saved in the cloud, so you can save a bookmark at one computer (e.g., the public desk), and access them at another computer (e.g., home). You can also tag bookmarks to help keep them organized and make it easier to find what you're looking for. Some Browser Add-ons are available that make saving a page to your Delicious account as easy as one click. Professionally, many departments (such as our Reference department) have group delicious accounts, which allow members to share and organize bookmarks that are relevant to helping customers find good information.

How do I get credits?

  1. Set up an account on
  2. Add some bookmarks to your account.
  3. Share one of your bookmarks with someone by clicking on the word "share" next to the bookmark title.