Social bookmarks help
News releases on the Met Office's website now contain links to a selection of social bookmarking or link-sharing websites.
Social bookmarking is a way of storing, organising, searching, and managing bookmarks of web pages using categories, tags and metadata. These websites let you register for an account which you can then use to maintain a list of web pages you find interesting.
If you find a news release or job vacancy on the Met Office website interesting, or want to save it for future reference, just click on one of these links and add it to your list.
Each social bookmarking website is slightly different, a brief summary and the register links are provided below.
My Yahoo! allows users to save bookmarks in a place they can always be found, share those bookmarks with family, friends and colleagues, and discover new things by browsing what's popular or of interest to them.
Facebook connects people with networks, each based around a company, region, school, or any other group. People use Facebook to create profiles enabling them to keep up with friends, share links, photos, videos and messages, and join groups.
Digg enables users to share online content by submitting what they like best. Other members can then decide if they 'Digg' the content too. Once a submission has earned a critical mass of 'Diggs', it becomes popular and jumps to the Digg homepage.
Delicious lets you tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralised source. It also enables you to have a single set of bookmarks kept in sync between more than one computer.
StumbleUpon works by suggesting highly-recommended pages that match your own preferences. It uses a like/dislike system to form a collaborative opinion between like-minded people.
Reddit is a social news website that displays news based on your personal preferences and what the community likes. Your preferences are determined based on your history of voting stories up or down.