Social Tagging/Bookmarking:

A tag is an online bookmark.

A tag cloud (or weighted list in visual design) is a visual depiction of content tags used on a website. Tags are typically listed alphabetically, and tag frequency is shown with font size or color. [1] Thus both finding a tag by alphabet and by popularity is possible. The tags are usually hyperlinks that lead to a collection of items that are associated with that tag. [wikipedia]

Folksonomy (also known as collaborative tagging , social classification, social indexing, social tagging, and other names) is the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content. In contrast to traditional subject indexing, metadata is not only generated by experts but also by creators and consumers of the content. Usually, freely chosen keywords are used instead of a controlled vocabulary.[wikipedia]

  • 43things
  • addthis.gifaddthis
  • blinklist.pngblink list
  • blog lines:
  • blogrush: a widget to add your favorite blogs
  • brijit: bookmarking for writers
  • clip marks:
  • cloudalicious
  • delicious.pngdelicious
  • digg.pngdigg
  • diigo.gifdiigo> But diigo is also more than social bookmarking. It is annotation for articles that you read online.
  • fark.png fark
  • faves [formerly blue dot]
  • fleck
  • furl.gif furl
  • jiglu : Jiglu is a super-smart engine that pieces your site together, intelligently tagging and linking your web content
  • : makes heavy use of different online resources to provide you an easy way to explore our world: Address search is provided by Google and Photos are shared via Flickr and satellite imagery via Google Maps.
  • magnolia.pngma.gnolia
  • my blog log : acquired by Yahoo!
  • Moopz moopz.pnga tool that gathers comments and activity relating to a specific link and consolidates them into one place.
  • newsvine.png newsvine: :an instant reflection of what the world is talking about at any given moment.
  • Netvibes: cutomize your own webpage interface.
  • netvouz.png netvous
  • onaswarm: Lifestream Aggregator - collects your content — from weblogs, social networks, photo sharing services, social bookmarking sites, e-mail, and even produced — into a single fully search-indexed and tagged lifestream.
  • plaxo.gifplaxo: [beta] People you know are creating great online content everyday: photos, blogs, wishlists, playlists, profiles, and more, all over the web. Until now, this stuff has been difficult to discover — and even harder to stay on top of. That's why Pulse was created.
  • propeller.png propeller
  • rawsugar.png raw sugar
  • reddit.gifreddit
  • simpy.png simpy
  • shiftspace
  • socializer: The Socializer allows you to easily submit a link to several social bookmarking systems. Instead of having a link to each social bookmarking website, you have a single link to all of them!
  • quintura: a search engine through clouds and tagging
  • shiftsapce: annotating the web. It is an open source layer above any website. It seeks to expand the creative possibilities currently provided through the web. It provides tools for artists, designers, architects, activists, developers, students, researchers, and hobbyists to create online contexts built in and on top of websites.
  • small_shoutwire.jpgshoutwire: you may shout it or bash it
  • similicious: This is an experiment to see whether one can quickly find relevant web sites based on people's tags/bookmarks on, using a home-brewed association engine. It answers the question "people who tagged this site also tagged what other sites". Use it to find blogs that are similar to the ones you read, and to find new popular web sites that are in your area.
  • slashdot
  • sloog.gif sloog : tagging virtual worlds
  • sphere it : connecting blogs and news
  • spurl.png spurl: taking notes with your bookmarks
  • su.png stumble upon: requires a toolbar installation
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  • pmog: Concept: We carry mobile phones or laptop computers. We work, play and relate with these devices, leaving rich data trails. What control do we have over these trails? What feedback do they give us? Video games give players a rich, immediate sense of presence and control in game worlds. How can we take this rich presence and player control from video games and apply it to online life? Passively Multiplayer Online Game (”PMOG”) follows people as they surf the web, giving them experience points, levels, items and currency. PMOG layers social gaming on top of web browsing.
  • dejavu [beta]
  • Seriosity: - a plugin for Outlook that gives you points based on your email traffic.

  • Me.dium: - Firefox sidebar showing friends floating around the sites they are visiting. Live, web co-presence.

  • Askville: - Amazon is using game mechanics (gold coins, levels, xp, superpowers) to reward participation in their online QandA engine.