It seems like the Internet has been around forever, but, it's a relatively new medium in the grand scope of communications. Yet, it is such a huge factor in how we interact with one another these days.
The first thing I do when I wake up is check my email. So much of our lives these days is about sharing online and there are so many different ways. Twitter and Facebook already seem second-nature.
Social Bookmarking is a great way to find, keep track of and share information that we perceive as interesting or newsworthy with our friends, family and the general world.
Social Bookmarking is constantly growing, especially lately with the advent of Pinterest, which I believe is pretty straightforward and easy to pick up. Now, when I want to pick out my favorite pair of boots or decide what color to paint my bedroom, I can create boards and share them with my friends all over to get opinions. They can add to my boards or re-pin anything of merit that they want to save or share. So many people now are exchanging recipes, quotes, and decorating tips. Companies have hopped on the bandwagon and gained a newfound audience. I find that it brings great traffic to my blog as well if my content is out there.
Some of the most popular Social Bookmarking sites are Digg, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Delicious and Diigo. I like having focused content and the ability to see people's opinions and ratings. It's a streamlined way to get information you find pertinent, to keep and to share.
Being a bit of a social media junkie and pop culture afficionado, here are a few things I've bookmarked and shared lately:
Foods To Avoid When the Government Shuts Down is something I never thought I'd need to know.
For my dog loving friends, Cute Golden Retriever Loves to Listen to Guitar. This dog loves jammin' but hates when the music stops.
After all this roaming around, you can Enjoy a Moment of Calm. This is one of my favorites as the days have becoming increasingly busy lately. Previously, I had to make a trip to the ashram for this.
Social Bookmarking helps us increase our network influence and expand our world and all the while still keep it manageable. That's quite a feat.