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Save, share, and recommend our articles and blog posts with del.icio.us, Digg, Technorati, and other tools.

By , Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008, 7:00 PM

This blog links to services that offer different ways to save, share, and recommend its content. These tools will help you connect with other readers who are interested in the same things you are.

Each of the services is free, but some require you to register with them. Here's a brief description of each service, instructions for each service, and links you can follow to learn more:

del.icio.us | Digg | Technorati | Other Options

del.icio.us

At its most basic level, del.icio.us allows users to save their bookmarks online. Del.icio.us also gives users the ability to "tag" their bookmarks with descriptive category names. For example, someone who has bookmarked multiple Web pages that deal with the Washington Nationals baseball team could tag those links with any terms they want, like "baseball," "nationals," "natsfan," etc. As members of a "social bookmarking" community, del.icio.us sers can also see how many other people have bookmarked the same pages, and they can look at those users' bookmark collections to find other interesting online content. To register, go to: http://del.icio.us/register For more information about Del.icio.us, go to http://del.icio.us/about/

Digg

On Digg, users share intersting online content by submitting links to the site. At that point, the Digg audience can vote on whether or not they think it is interesting. Articles with lots of votes, or "diggs," rise up higher on the site's main page and topical subsection pages. This site also lets users categorize the content they are submitting to Digg and label it with descriptions of up to 350 characters. Digg users can also submit comments on each content item submitted to the site. To register, go to: http://digg.com/register For more information about Digg, go to http://digg.com/about

Technorati

Technorati is a blog search engine. You can click the links in this blog to see if other blogs are linking to particular posts. The site also lets users track blogs that deal with specific topics. Get more information on Technorati: http://www.technorati.com/

Other Options

reddit

Reddit allows users to submit news articles and other online content to the site. Users also give articles a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. Reddit then uses those votes to build a user profile and to find articles to recommend to you. Users can also submit comments on items posted to the site. To register, go to: http://reddit.com/login For more information about Reddit, go to: http://reddit.com/help/faq

Google

If you are a registered user of Google's personalized homepage, e-mail and other services, you can also save bookmarks and label them with keywords. Create a personalized Google account here: http://www.google.com/ig

Yahoo! Users of Yahoo's "MyYahoo" feature can save bookmarks to their personal page, tag them with keywords, and share them with other Yahoo users. Sign up for a personal Yahoo account here: http://e.my.yahoo.com/config/my_init

Facebook

Facebook is made up of many networks - individual schools, companies or regions. To join Facebook, people can authenticate into a school or work network, or they can join a regional network. They can then create profiles to connect with friends, share interests, join groups, send messages, writes notes and post photos. If you are a registered user of Facebook, you can also "share" news stories on your profile page. To register, go to: https://register.facebook.com/r.php For more information about Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/about.php