You may have noticed that I now have twenty one little buttons at the bottom of each post. These are buttons for subscription services and social tagging sites. I noticed that a few sites that I watched are adding these tags to make it easier for people to subscribe to their blogs. Some of the buttons allow you to directly tag a story or post I put here directly to a site. Last night I signed up for each of these services and I noticed that there are now 8 people subscribed to this blog according to feedburner. That is crazy, yesterday I had 1 person subscribed.

Button #1 Feedburner – I have been using this service for a while now and I like it, it tracks how many people are subscribed to your blog and gives me general information on my readers. The best thing about Feedburner is that it tells me what Feed Readers and Aggregators my subscribers are using. And since I added all the buttons I was able to make this site friendly to subscribers who are using many different Feed Readers and Aggregators.

Button #2 <a href=””>Reddit

<a href=””>Reddit – reddit is a source for what’s new and popular on the web — personalized for you. Your votes train a filter, so let <a href=””>Reddit – reddit know what you liked and disliked, because you’ll begin to be recommended links filtered to your tastes. All of the content on <a href=””>Reddit – reddit is submitted and voted on by users like you.

A social tagging news aggregator.

Button #3 – <a href=””>Linkroll – Linkroll – I can’t seem to get this one to work. Is anyone using this?

Button #4 – <a href=””>NewsVine – Newsvine –

At Newsvine, you can read stories from established media organizations like the Associated Press, ESPN, and New Scientist as well as individual contributors from all around the world. Placement of stories is determined by a multitude of factors including freshness, popularity, and reputation. Contribution is open to all, and editorial judgment is in the hands of the community.

So, this blog may not have anything that is as newsworthy as those publications.

Button #5 <a href=””>kinja – Kinja – Using keywords or tags you can search for blog articles that have those specific tags. So if you like transformers you can type in that tag and see all blog posts with that specific tag. You can also tag your favorite sites and follow their posts.

Button #6 <a href=””>Furl – Furl –

Furl will archive any page, allowing you to recall, share, and discover useful information on the Web. Browse your personal archive of Web pages, and subscribe to other archives via RSS.

With this site you can store topics according to your personal preferences.You can also get recommendations from other readers. Social tagging.

Button #7 – <a href=””>Give a Link – Give a Link –

GiveALink is a social bookmarking site where people can donate their bookmarks to the Web community and to science. As an ongoing academic research project, our goal is to analyze bookmark files to build new Web mining techniques including new ways to search, recommend, personalize, and visualize the Web.

We do not use tags, page content, nor links from submitted Web pages. Instead we use the hierarchical structure in individual bookmark files, when present, and collaborative filtering across users to measure semantic similarity of pages. Simply put, if many users bookmark two pages and put them in the same folder, the pages are probably related somehow; if they don’t, they’re probably less so. We then use this similarity to provide recommendations and a search engine.

Registered users may view and maintain their personal bookmark files online, as well as get personalized search results and recommendations based on their submitted bookmarks.

This is one of most interesting concepts. You send this site your bookmarks from your web browser.

Button #8 – <a href=””>igooi – igooi – is a Free social online bookmark service.

This one is pretty simple. And it is still beta.

Button #9 <a href=””>hyperlinkomatic – Hyperlinkomatic –

Hyperlinkomatic is a smart alternative to dumb lists of favorites and bookmarks.

You can grab links, makes notes, set multiple categories, search links, import links from web pages, upload bookmarks, create bookmarks files, share links, publish links. It is, in short, a place to keep your links.

After all, the net’s bigger than a favorites list. And it’s not getting any smaller…

This one seems like it will be pretty cool.

Button #10 <a href=””>gravee – Gravee –

Gravee is a community-powered, social search engine that personalizes results according to users’ interests based on bookmarks, tags, relevance voting, and the activity of other users with similar interests (in addition to our own proprietary relevance algorithm) to provide more accurate results

This site also pays you to click links on articles and ads.

Button #11 <a href=””>delirious – – Another social bookmarking site.

Button #12 <a href=””>Feed me links – Feed Me Links –

Feed Me Links stores your bookmarks online so you can get to them anywhere. Import your favorites and share your links with friends. Add tags to organize your links. Discover new things. Open-source your interests.

Button #13 <a href=””> – – is a social bookmarking website — the primary use of is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks f
rom anywhere, too. On, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders.

You can also use to see the interesting links that your friends and other people bookmark, and share links with them in return. You can even browse and search to discover the cool and useful bookmarks that everyone else has saved — which is made easy with tags.

This site is very popular.

Button #14 <a href=””>Digg! – Digg! –

Digg is a user driven social content website. Ok, so what the heck does that mean? Well, everything on Digg is submitted by our community (that would be you). After you submit content, other people read your submission and Digg what they like best. If your story rocks and receives enough Diggs, it is promoted to the front page for the millions of visitors to see.

This site is so popular right now, the concept is simple. You like it, you Digg it. The more Diggs that are given to a story the more popular it becomes. So if you like a post of mine Digg! it.

Button #15 <a href=””>Feedmarker – Feedmarker –

Feedmarker lets you bookmark items from the Web and read RSS and Atom feeds. It also lets you organize all your stuff (feeds and marks) using an open tagging system.

Button #16 <a href=””>BlinkBits – BlinkBits – Doesn’t seem to work. Anyone using this?

Button #17 <a href=””>Blinklist – Blinklist –

1) BlinkList is the place where you save, share, and access all the favorite information you find online.

2) BlinkList is a “Personal Discovery Engine” that allows you to find the newest, coolest, and most personal information on the net.

Seems and feels similar to Digg.

Button #18 <a href=””>BlogMarks – Blogmarks – Another social tagging/bookmark site.

Button #19 <a href=””>BuddyMarks – BuddyMarks –

At you can store all your bookmarks on-line and be able to get to them from anywhere. Home, school, the library… at work, leisure, even on vacation in Tahiti. You can easily upload the bookmarks you already have, and adding new ones is as easy as the way you bookmark things now… and you can do it anywhere (did I mention that?)!

You can share your BuddyMarks with other people.

Button #20 <a href=””>CiteUlike – CiteUlike – Very busy site, busy as in cluttered, lots of tags and stuff.

Button #21 <a href=””>Backflip – Backflip –

As you discover interesting Web pages, use the Backflip it! button to save them and Backflip will organize them for you. Then, simply go to your Backflip account and you’ll find all of your favorite pages filed in your personal directory — which you can access from any computer.

This sound interesting.

So that is an explanation of all the buttons. I signed up for each service that I could. Not sure if I’m going to give up on my bookmarks on my browser or put those bookmarks out there for the world to see. I thought it would we easy for anyone using any of these services to get links to this site. Enjoy.

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