What Is It? Facebook is a social networking site that allows users to: Create a profile detailing affiliations and interests Post pictures and other media Find and contact others with similar affiliations and interests Expand a personal social network by various groups Who Uses It? Facebook began as a way for college students to find […]

Social Bookmarking

What is it? Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata. How does it work? In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually […]

Social News/Digg

What is it? Digg is a website made for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet, by submitting links and stories, and voting and commenting on submitted links and stories. Voting stories up and down is the site’s cornerstone function, respectively called digging and burying. Many stories get submitted every day, […]



What is it? Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length, typically responding to the question “what are you doing?”.  Posts can be made via the Twitter website, […]


What is it? A VoiceThread is a web-based, collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Once created, a VoiceThread may be shared with friends, colleagues, classmates, etc. […]