List of social bookmarking websites

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Social bookmarking websites are centralized online services which allow users to store and share Internet bookmarks. Such sites typically offer a blend of social and organizational tools, such as annotation, categorization, folksonomy-based tagging, social cataloging, commenting, and interface with other kinds of services like citation management software and social networking sites.[1]

Name Description
BibSonomy BibSonomy is a system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature.
CiteULike CiteULike is a web service which allows users to save and share citations to academic papers.
Digg Digg is a news aggregator with an editorially driven front page
Diigo Designed to bookmark web pages and highlight key points for reference. Free.
Pearltrees Collaborative bookmark exploration and curation tool organized and presented like a mind map.
Pinterest Pinterest is a web and mobile application company that offers a visual discovery, collection, sharing, and storage tool.
Reddit Users submit content in the form of either a link or a text ("self") post. Links and content can be voted on.
SiteBar SiteBar is free online bookmarking manager open source software, mainly runs with help of authors donations.
We Heart It We Heart It is an image-based social network for inspiring images
Plurk Plurk is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as plurks) through short messages or links, which can be up to 210 text characters in length (previously 140).

Defunct sites[edit]

Name Description
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Faves as of January 2012, the service is no longer active.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
StumbleUpon StumbleUpon was a discovery engine that finds and recommends web content to its users. It has moved to Mix
Newsvine Owned by NBC, Community-powered which host 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