We all used to use bookmarks in the browser to always have access to relevant or interesting web pages. But not always, these bookmarks are justified: if we sit on another's computer, access we have. And when you reinstall your browser or system has a chance to lose my saved bookmarks. Therefore, there is an alternative to bookmarks in the browser — social bookmarks.

Social bookmarking is the equivalent of bookmarking sites in your browser, the difference is that the saved bookmarks are not stored on the hard disk of your computer and the server on the Internet. You can access your bookmarks from any computer that has Internet access.

Social bookmarking is convenient because that you always have access to links to useful and interesting sites. You can not be afraid of losing all the bookmarks acquired by excessive work, when reinstalling the browser or the operating system. In addition, you have access to bookmarks that other users have saved.

To begin to use social bookmarking, you need to register for one of the social bookmarking services  (we'll talk about them later). By creating an account, you can save links to websites and organize them using tags, categories or folders.

Many services allow users to unite in interest groups and / or add each other to friends. Often there are privacy settings, i.e. you can choose who will see the bookmark: only you, your friends or all users.

Some services also allow you to store notes, information from websites (up to copies of pages) and upload small files. Most services support import and export bookmarks .

What social bookmarking services exist in the Internet? If you have an account on Yandex, you can use Yandex.Bookmark. Its interface is very similar to the Yandex mail service. Bookmarks can be distributed to folders, assign labels to them. There are options for sorting bookmarks, searching, exporting and importing, checking bookmarks for working capacity. But keep in mind that your bookmarks are automatically published in the blog on Ya.Ru (if you did not have it, it will be created automatically). So if you do not want to, you can disable automatic posting or make a bookmark visible only to you or your friends.

Social bookmarking offers service БобрДобр. Adding bookmarks is through a special form on the site or through the toolbar for the browser. When adding a link, you must enter the name and description of the site. To navigate the bookmarks there are tags (keywords). The system remembers your tags and automatically tells you when you save a new bookmark. Also, bookmarks can be organized by groups (private or public public). You can add users to friends, track new bookmarks of your friends, also have the opportunity to find out who their users are tracking your bookmarks.

Different from the previous services social bookmark Moemesto. In addition to bookmarking the website, you can store the files you upload from your hard drive or from the Internet (the volume of one file to 50 MB, with the total volume up to 500 MB, there are privacy settings), and notes. There is a import feature of the bookmarks not only from browsers but also with other services. There are buttons for browsers that allows you to quickly save a particular page as a bookmark, also have the ability to save copies to a page. Well, the already familiar features: privacy settings, tags, categories, sort, bookmarks, the ability to add members to friends and join groups.

Of course, there are many moresocial bookmarking. both domestic and foreign. This is Memori.ru, 100zakladok.ru, MyScoop, Mister Wong, Delicious (the first social bookmarks) and others.

Social bookmarking is a kind of hybrid service for saving links to websites and social networks. On some social bookmarking services, the emphasis is on storage, for some - on communication and the exchange of links. The final choice of service is for you, so be guided by your own needs.