There are instances where these bookmarks are done in the form of
metadata, which allows the user so have some idea of the content of
the page without actually having the whole information presented or
This of course if very beneficial in terms of time saving, and can also
be used as keywords to share the data with others.
The social bookmarking system allows users to save links to web
pages with the intention of sharing the information within the
confines of a specified group inside the network.
It also allows for a combination of public and private domains to be
tagged to the bookmark for further discussions or reference. These
can then be viewed as bookmarks done in chronological, categorical
or via the search engines.
The social bookmarking service also includes information about the
other users who may have the same interest who have also used the
same site to be bookmarked.
Sometimes this is further extended to draw inferences about the
relationship of tags to create a cluster of tags or bookmarks.