Ljupco Jovanoski , Vladimir Apostolski and Dimitar Trajanov


In recent years, collaborative tagging is one of the main ingredient in many sites that provide the user a way to tag bookmarks, photographs and other content. One type of these kind of systems are the well-known social bookmarking sites. Social bookmarking has shown great potential to gather a significant metadata for the web pages it is referring to. The user generated metadata describes the content of the users� bookmarks, despite having its disadvantages, lately is seen as a �goldmine�. The use of all this advantages that the social bookmarking uses, results in better social navigation. Application of Semantic web in this area can add a completely new dimension to these applications. In this paper, give an analysis of concepts of social bookmarking and tagging, the most popular social bookmarking systems, including ones that incorporate semantics. We elaborate on their features, advantages and disadvantages. Based on the analysis that we made and our experience in development of application for social semantic bookmarking, we also present the benefits and problems that may arise from the usage of the Semantic web technologies in the field of social bookmarking.


social bookmarking, collaborative tagging, semantic web, sharing platforms