Welcome to Bookmark It!

Bookmark It! is a site that allows people to do social bookmarking and folksonomy with greater ease.

At present, there is no good way for a web master to allow their viewers to easily submit the current web page to a social bookmarking site. Sites like Del.icio.us and Digg require their users to drag a JavaScript based bookmark link to their toolbar. Then the user must click the toolbar to bookmark the site.

This isn't difficult, but can be intimidating to the uninitiated. It is also something of a maintenance problem. What if the web visitor uses multiple social bookmarking sites? That toolbar gets crowded fast...

To make things easier, a web master could put a link on each page that gives the users a one-click approach to bookmarking. The question is, what kind of link?

You may have seen links like Digg This! or Post To Del.icio.us on the web. However, to avoid favoritism, and allow your users to use their personal favorite site, you would need one link per bookmarking server. For example, you would need to make all your pages look like this:


Instead, I recommend that a webmaster just does this:

This one button magically supports all of the known social bookmarking sites. When web visitors click on the link, it redirects them to the Bookmark It! web site. This site uses cookies to record which social bookmarking site they prefer, and invisibly redirects them to their favorite site.

You can place one of these magic links on your web site with the following code:

<script src="http://bookmarkit.org/js/bookmarkit.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <a href="javascript:org_bookmarkit_bookmarkCurrentPage()"> <img border=0 src="http://bookmarkit.org/img/bookmark-it-blue.png" title="Digg? Delicious? Whatever you use, click to Bookmark It!"></a>

The JavaScript function org_bookmarkit_bookmarkCurrentPage will automatically determine the URL and title for the current page, then redirect to Bookmark It! to process the bookmark.

If you would like to use a link instead, simply point your URL to the mark.htm page. In this case, the webmaster will need to set the URL and title for each link, like so:

<a href="http://bookmarkit.org/mark.htm?title=Google&url=http://google.com">Bookmark It!</a>

The link approach is basically the same, but it gives the webmaster greater control over suggesting titles, descriptions, or tags for this bookmark.

For more information on the nitty-gritty details about how this site works, visit the how it works page.