Bookmark dates back to the medieval times. They were strips of parchment that are attached to the folio. Many of the books that were later on produced had bookmarks as people realize the need to go back to certain pages of the book. Bookmarked pages allow people to easily find the page they left off. With the advent of the World Wide Web, bookmarks became even more important. As there are millions of sites today, bookmarked pages allow the users to go back to the same page whenever they want. This is actually a feature that is offered by all web browsers. In some browsers it is called Favorites, in some it is called Shortcuts. This feature can be found in the Menu of the browser. A folder is generally available in order for one to manage all the bookmarked sites. When users click on the Bookmark This Page, this means that the site is important for them and that they will visit it again and again. This has created a need for bookmark management. Bookmark management today allows users to do more than just easily go back to the pages that are important to them. Now, if you are not familiar with bookmarking and with bookmark management, here are three things that you will find informative and useful as you use the web.
First, bookmark in browsers, such as bookmark in Chrome, is a feature of the browser. It is simple and easy to use. In Chrome for example, there is a Bookmarks bar where you can see all your bookmarked pages and folders in Chrome. By simply clicking the bar button, you can see your bookmarks. Now, you have the option to always see your bookmarked pages or to hide it, later to be shown and accessed when you need it. To do this, you can simply select the option Always Show Bookmarks Bar. By choosing this option, you now have a bookmarks bar below the address bar. When it comes to management of your bookmarked pages, you have the option of moving them around, deleting and editing the bookmarked pages.
Second, aside from browser bookmarks, there is also the bookmark management applications. One example is Delicious bookmark. With Delicious bookmark for example, you need to register to the site to have a Delicious account. Once you are a registered user, you can now create your own list of bookmarked pages. This is accessible to you wherever you are. All you have to do is to log in to the site. Management of the bookmarked pages is also possible.
Third, sharing of bookmark is also now possible. Twitter bookmarklet for example, allows you to share your bookmarks on Twitter. With Twitter bookmarklet you can share your bookmark on twitter even if there is no Twitter button. The bookmarklet can be used in all the browsers today.