May 17

How to Set Up a Account


Objective: to store bookmarks online that you can access from any computer and share with friends, family, coworkers, and others in the community for purposes such as research, collaboration, cookbook, etc. is a social bookmarking website.

  • Click Register
  • STEP 2: Enter Details
  • Type the details requested in the following text boxes:
  • username
  • full name
  • password
  • re-type password
  • letters that are visible in shaded box
  • Click Register

  • STEP 3: Install Buttons
  • Click Install Buttons Now
  • Click Run
    • After starting the installer, close any Internet Explorer windows.
      • Your browser will automatically open again when the installation is complete
  • Follow instructions provided by Buttons for Internet Explorer Setup Wizard

  • STEP 4: Using Buttons
    • Tag
      • Click Tag when you find something on a Web page you want to save (e.g., recipe, article, etc.).
        • This is similar to Windows Internet Explorer’s “Add to Favorites”
      • Type your own description or title in Description box
      • Type notes or comments to add to the page before saving it
      • Add Tags before saving
        • One-word descriptors
          • Choose words that are meaningful to you
          • Separate tags with a space
          • Example for an article about starting a home-based business:
            • mompreneurs home-based ideas
        • Similar to keywords but no hierarchy
        • Used to organize and remember your bookmarks
          • Easier and more flexible than using categories for or folders to organize your bookmarks
      • Click Save

      • Click to see your saved pages
        • This is similar to Windows Internet Explorer’s “Favorites”

  • STEP 5: Highlight Text
    • Highlight text from a Web page you want to save
    • Click Tag icon on toolbar

    • Type tags (one-word descriptors) in the Tags text box
    • Click Save

  • STEP 6: Save a Page
    • Click down arrow next to icon
    • Click Bookmark this on

  • STEP 7: Viewing Posts on
    • Click
      • You can view the list of hot items currently on
        • Click the link of a post that interests you
    • Click Popular or Click Recent
    • Click on a link below Tags to find a keyword that interests you

  • STEP 8: Networking
    • Add Someone to Your Network Option 1
      • Click Your Network
      • Type the username of the person you want to add to your network into the text box
      • Click Add

    • Add Someone to Your Network Option 2
      • Click on Username of person who posted

      • Click Add [username] to your network

    • Delete Someone from Your Network
      • Click the “x” to the right of the username you want to delete
        • The shading around the “x” will be a light grey until you put the mouse pointer over it
      • Click Yes

  • STEP 9: Save a Link for Someone in Your Network
    • Click Tag

    • Click the Username of the person in your network to whom you want to send the link

  • STEP 10: View Links Others in Your Network Saved for You
    • Click Links for You

  • STEP 11: Change Settings
    • Click Settings

    • Account Settings
      • Click on the account setting you want to change

    • Bookmarks
      • Click Import/Upload
        • to transfer a copy of bookmarks stored in Windows Internet Explorer’s “Favorites” to or
        • to upload bookmarks exported from or a different service—must be in a standard bookmarks format
      • Click Export/Backup
        • to save a list of all your bookmarks as an HTML page to import into your browser
      • Click Private Saving
        • to hide your individual bookmarks from other users
      • Click RSS Feed License
        • to determine how, if at all, you want to share your bookmarks
      • Click Facebook Integration
        • If you have a Facebook account, you can publish information about your bookmarks to your Facebook profile.

    • Tags
      • Click Bundle Tags
        • to arrange some of the tags you’ve created into groups

    • People
      • Click Network Privacy
        • By default, your network is visible to other users
          • Uncheck the box if you want to keep your network private
      • Click Subscriptions
        • to keep track of new bookmarks saved with tags (keywords) that interest you

    • Blogging
      • Click Network Badges
        • Copy and paste the code provided at the bottom of the page to your hypertext to display details about your network on your website
      • Click Link Rolls
        • Copy and paste the code provided into to display your latest bookmarks on your website
      • Click Tag Rolls
        • Copy and paste the code provided at the bottom of the page to display your tags on your website
      • Click Daily Blog Posting
        • to post entries to your blog every day of your latest links


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