Certainly social bookmarking is the latest rave these days for getting targeted traffic to your site. A site via which you social bookmark is sort of like a search engine where there are people on these sites looking for specific things. Once they find these things (via your posts) and click the links on your posts, you get traffic. Watch the video below to hear a little more in depth definition and to also lear about a site where you can submit your posts to for free.
What is Social Bookmarking and How Do I Use It?
Social Media Training by Rebecca Johnson. Quick overview of social bookmarking and how to submit your content to the social bookmarking sites quick and easy using a free online tool.
Social Media: Participatory online media where news, photos, videos, and podcasts are made public via social media websites through submission. Normally accompanied with a voting process to make media items become “popular”.
Social Media Expanded Definition: Social Media is the democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into content publishers. It is the shift from a broadcast mechanism to a many-to-many model, rooted in conversations between authors, people, and peers.
Social media uses the wisdom of crowds to connect information in a collaborative manner. Social media can take many different forms, including Internet forums, message boards, weblogs, wikis, podcasts, pictures and video. Technologies such as blogs, picture-sharing, vlogs, wall-postings, email, instant messaging, music-sharing, group creation and voice over IP, to name a few. Examples of social media applications are Google (reference, social networking), Wikipedia (reference), MySpace (social networking), Facebook(social networking), Last.fm (personal music), YouTube (social networking and video sharing), Second Life (virtual reality), and Flickr (photo sharing).
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