Our articles link to services that offer different ways to save, share and recommend articles on wildmind.org.
The services are free, but each requires some form of user registration.
Here’s a brief description of some of the services, information on how to use them and links you can follow to register and find out more about the sites:
At its most basic level, del.icio.us allows users to save their bookmarks online, so that they can be accessed from any computer.
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 insight meditation could tag those links with any terms they want, like “insight meditation,” “vipassana,” “vipashyana,” “anapanasati,” etc.
As members of a “social bookmarking” community, del.icio.us users 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/
On Digg, users share interesting 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.
Another form of social sharing, 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
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
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
Users of Newsvine can submit news stories as well as comment and vote on them. Each user has a personal profile page which updates as the user votes on articles. Users also earn money from advertisements carried on their personal profile pages.
Set up a Newsvine account here: http://www.newsvine.com/_tools/new/user
For more information about Newsvine, go to: http://www.newsvine.com/_cms/welcome
StumbleUpon is a tool that allows you to save your bookmarks online and to recommend sites to others. StumbleUpon has a toolbar that integrates into Firefox and Internet Explorer allowing you to connect with friends and share your discoveries, meet people that have similar interests, and check out what other people are discovering. All of the cool sites you discover are saved for you, and you can access them at any time from wherever you are.
Join or learn more about StumbleUpon at http://www.stumbleupon.com/