Just as no two baby boomers are the same no two social bookmarking sites are same. They all have their own culture. Now, why is that important? Because you may be blogging about about technical material and someone else may blog more about politics. Well, you want to know which social bookmarketing site might be a good fit.
In addition some social bookmarking sites are more popular than others. And some looks like fun others may be boring to you without much action. So during this series I am going to take a peek at several popular and may be unknown to you social bookmarking site.
My challenge for you is to look at any sites presented in this series and decide if you want to try it. Don’t delay, sign up and start using it right away. Please note that some social bookmarketing sites have a fee for some publishing services. I am going to share the sites that do not have a cost.
Technet for the IT Professional or Baby Boomers That Know What IT Folks Know
Not many readers of this blog fit the above category. But you may know someone who does. Technet is a site focused on the IT community. IT’ stands for Information Technology. IT experts are involved in the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of software applications, hardware plus more.
Social bookmarking on TechNet Social was first launched in 2008, built on a new web platform that has user-tagging and feeds at its core. The goal of the social bookmarking application is to provide a method whereby members of the IT professional community can:
* Contribute to a database of quality links on any topic from across the web. By filtering on one or more tags, (e.g. “Exchange” and “security”) users can discover popular or recent links and subscribe to a feed of those links.
* Find and follow experts’ recommended sites. Each profile page includes a feed of the user’s contributions. Users can be discovered through a drop-down menu on each bookmark.
* Demonstrate their expertise through the links displayed in their profile.
* Store their favorite links online.
The initial release of the application provides standard features for the genre, including a bookmarklet and import capabilities. The TechNet web site is also starting to incorporate feeds of social bookmarks from experts and the community, displayed alongside feeds from relevant bloggers. (Source: Wikipedia)
Note that you can sign into this site and become part of the community if you have a Windows Live ID. I would love to know if anyone reading this is skilled enough to join this community. But guess what? If you want to get skilled enough seems to me a great place to hang out. I know believe that some of you might just evolve into an IT professional when you grow up. What do you think?