I do use social bookmarking, and I have to say I love it. To not have to remember which computer I was sitting at when I ran across a certain link, and to not have to go to that computer... Genius. I used to email myself the links and store them in my inbox, that way I could access them from work or home, but this just simplifies all that. There are a lot of social bookmarking sites to choose from and there are sites that have given reviews to the pros and cons of each. There's StumbleUpon, Delicious, GiveALink, Yahoo, Blinklist, Furl, just to name a few. StumbleUpon seems to be the most popular and highly rated at the moment, with Delicious coming in second place with half
the number of users. But you never know, it only takes one good idea or feature and someone can catch up in a minute! I personally like StumbleUpon myself, but it is blocked by NetNanny on my daughter's school computer. I like the add-on to the browser, makes it handy/convenient to use. It's only compatible with Explorer or Firefox, but I use Mozilla's software anyway, so not a problem for me.
I seen the idea of social bookmarking before, but never paid it too much attention, I kept telling myself, eventually I will get around to doing it. Then one day my son was on my laptop and somehow wiped out ALL my bookmarks. Grrrr... learned my lesson the hard way!
As for paper books (huh? what's that???
) I like to use a rubber band as a place holder! Of course I've used the conventional paper marks, homemade marks the kids made or a simple pressed flower, but the advantage of using a rubber band is doesnt fall out! Dont have to worry about losing my pace or the marker.
Admittedly I have dogeared a page to remember my place in a book, but never in a public book or material that didnt belong to me. Well... maybe with the exception of when I was a kid in school
Hmmm... bookmarking... where do you get your daily ideas from Lee? You keep us on our toes that's for sure!