Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Too many websites for social bookmarking

Did you see these new small symbols at the end of every blog entry?

See this page in Technorati  book mark <$BlogItemTitle$> in  <$BlogItemTitle$> to  Submit <$BlogItemTitle$> to  Submit <$BlogItemTitle$> to  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> in Furl  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> in Spurl  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> in Blinklist  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> in  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Newsvine  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Reddit  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Fark  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Yahoo MyWeb  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Lycos iQ  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Google Bookmarks  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Windows Live  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Netscape  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at StumbleUpon  Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Tailrank

They are for social bookmarking and I think this market needs an immediate shakeup.

Social bookmarking is a great Web 2.0 phenomenon. People can put bookmarks on your blog articles and share them with others. This sometimes skyrockets your website traffic when an article is featured on the starting page of such a service.

But there are much too many of these websites. The 20 social bookmarking services I found for my blog are just the most important in English. There are much more in Spanish, German, French and other languages, which also would accept my English articles. So to address all possible readers I should have about 50 of those tiny symbols, that only experts recognize as useful buttons for social bookmarking.

This is ridiculous.

Until now I could not decide which of the 20 social bookmarking services are the really most important. I just gathered them from other smart blogs that actually should know.

To be helpful to my readers I want to tell them at least how to implement them on Blogger:

<p style="float:right;"><small><a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>" target="_blank" title="See this page in Technorati"><img src="" alt="See this page in Technorati" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&title=<$BlogItemTitle$>" target="_blank" title="bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> in"><img src="" alt="book mark <$BlogItemTitle$> in" /></a> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Submit <$BlogItemTitle$> to"><img src="" alt="<$BlogItemTitle$> to" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&title=<$BlogItemTitle$>" target="_blank" title="Submit <$BlogItemTitle$> to"><img src="" alt="Submit <$BlogItemTitle$> to" /></a> <a href="" title="Submit <$BlogItemTitle$> to" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="Submit <$BlogItemTitle$> to" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemTitle$>&url=<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> in Furl"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> in Furl" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemTitle$>&url=<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> in Spurl"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> in Spurl" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemTitle$>=&Url=<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> in Blinklist"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> in Blinklist" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&title=<$BlogItemTitle$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> in" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&h=<$BlogItemTitle$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Newsvine"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Newsvine" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&title=<$BlogItemTitle$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Reddit"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Reddit" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&new_comment=<$BlogItemTitle$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Fark"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Fark" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&=<$BlogItemTitle$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Yahoo MyWeb"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Yahoo MyWeb" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Lycos iQ"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Lycos iQ" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&title=<$BlogItemTitle$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Google Bookmarks"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Google Bookmarks" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&title=<$BlogItemTitle$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&title=<$BlogItemTitle$>&top=1" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Windows Live"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Windows Live" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&T=<$BlogItemTitle$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Netscape"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Netscape" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&title=<$BlogItemTitle$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at StumbleUpon"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at StumbleUpon" /></a> <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&title=<$BlogItemTitle$>" target="_blank" title="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Tailrank"><img src="" alt="Bookmark <$BlogItemTitle$> at Tailrank" /></a></small></p>

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