Advantages of Online Bookmarking
Throughout my day, I receive hundreds of links, from friends, email, RSS, or just browsing. While I may not want to save all of them, I like to keep track of interesting articles that could lead to good blog posts, teach me something new, or keep me updated on changes in technology.
I also bounce from computer to computer throughout my day. I'll be on my Mac, then the PC, then on my Blackberry, at any given time. This computer merry-go-round sounds insane to some, but it's becoming more frequent as people try to stay connected wherever they go. It also means that tying bookmarks to a browser is just not going to work. Neither would a desktop client.
So how am I going to keep track of all these links?
Web-based bookmark managers allow anyone to create an account and start saving links to a Website. This means that links can be accessed from any Internet-enabled computer, and many mobile phones.
Most online bookmark managers encourage organization using tags instead of folders, operating on the searching technique that is the basis of the Internet. Also, the majority of these bookmarking tools encourage users to share.
Social bookmarking occurs when people save their bookmarks to an online manager, and then allow others to view their bookmarks and recommend new bookmarks.
Here are three popular online bookmarking sites: