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List of social bookmarking websites

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A social bookmarking website is a centralized online service that allows users to store and share Internet bookmarks. Such a website typically offers a blend of social and organizational tools, such as annotation, categorization, folksonomy-based tagging, social cataloging and commenting. The website may also interface with other kinds of services, such as citation management software and social networking sites.[1]

Name Description
BibSonomy A system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature.
Digg A news aggregator with an editorially driven front page.
Diigo Designed to bookmark web pages and highlight key points for reference. Has both a free version and a premium version.
Hatena Hatena Bookmark is a social bookmarking service by a Japanese company. It is often colloquially referred to as Hatebu.
Pearltrees Collaborative bookmark exploration and curation tool organized and presented like a mind map.
Pinterest A web and mobile application that offers visual discovery, collection, sharing, and storage of images.
Pinboard Pinboard has a plain design and a focus on personal management of bookmarks using tags to organize them, similar to early versions of the Delicious social bookmarking service
Pocket Established in 2007, for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. Requires registration.
Reddit Users submit content in the form of either a link or a text ("self") post. Links and content can be voted on.
SiteBar A free online bookmarking manager. It is open source software, mainly funded by authors' donations.
We Heart It An image-based social network for inspiring images.
Plurk A free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (known as plurks) through short messages or links, which can be up to 210 text characters in length (previously 140).
Scoop.it A content curation website that lets businesses and professionals to research and publish content.
Flipboard A content aggregator website that allows users to share, group, and collect content from multiple sources.

Defunct sites[edit]

Name Description BookmarkSync
CiteULike A web service that allowed users to save and share citations to academic papers.
Clipmarks a Delicious-like social bookmarking service, bought by Clipboard in 2012.[2]
Connotea discontinued service on March 12, 2013.
Delicious The site was bought by Avos Systems on April 27, 2011, though was operated by Yahoo! until July 2011.[3] On June 1, 2017, Delicious was acquired by Pinboard, and the service will be discontinued. As of March 2018, the website is read-only.
Faves as of January 2012, the service is no longer active.
Furl web page clipping and archiving service, founded in 2003 and acquired by Diigo in 2009.[4]
Gnolia formerly Ma.gnolia
My Web as of November 2005 - Internet Expert
Simpy formerly de.lirio.us
StumbleUpon StumbleUpon was a discovery engine that finds and recommends web content to its users. It has moved to Mix
Trackle Trackle offered a variety of information categories that users could keep tabs on and share like-interests with groups of users via Twitter, SMS, and Email.
Twine Twine existed from 2007 to 2010. Now shut down.
Newsvine Owned by NBC, Community-powered which hosts content from its users and syndicated content. Discontinued on October 1, 2017, redirected to NBCNEWS web page
Xmarks Syncs bookmarks (folders & sub-folders) and profiles across different browsers and platforms. Includes sharing option and possibility to access bookmarks via web-based interface. On May 1, 2018, Xmarks was discontinued after being acquired by LastPass.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Gilbertson, Scott (November 6, 2006). "Social Bookmarking Showdown". Wired.
  2. ^ "As Social Bookmarking Reignites, Venture-Backed Clipboard Acquires Clipmarks & Amplify".
  3. ^ Guynn, Jessica (27 April 2011). "Bookmark this: YouTube's Chad Hurley and Steve Chen buy Delicious from Yahoo". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Diigo Buys Web Page Clipping Service Furl Away From LookSmart".