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Evaluating Web Content
Social bookmarks are links saved on Web sites that allow users to annotate, tag, and share them with other users.
To evaluate the content on a social bookmarking site, look for these clues:
- The purpose of the bookmarking site. For example, CiteULike and Connotea focus on scholarly papers while Delicious is more broadly based.
- Bookmarks of interest to you have also been bookmarked by others.
- The quality of the bookmarked item. Determining this will be the same as determining the quality of any Web resource.
- The individual who bookmarked the site has expertise on the topic. This often cannot be determined, as users tend to employ nicknames as their identities.
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