For my Social Media for PR class’ week 10 reading assignment we were required to read Chapter 7 from “A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization.” This chapter talks about Social Bookmarking and Crowd- Sourcing.
When using social bookmarking, the book suggests:
- keeping in mind that the social web is about interacting, sharing and collaboration, not self promotion. It’s a great way to bookmark, tag, and comment on sites that interest you and a way for you to connect with people with similar interests.
- there is nothing wrong with bookmarking your own web pages and blog posts, sa long as the site allows it, and balance it out with other sites.
- Delicious.com is a perfect place to start your social bookmarking journey
When crowd sourcing, the book suggests you keep in mind:
- Digg is an example of a crowd-sourced news site. It encourages people to “digg” the stories they like, which brings up the most “dugg” stories.