With the number of social bookmarking services, social networks, url shortening services, and other ways to share links with others, it can be too much overload on your browser to install each network’s toolbars and extensions. Even with the tools that allow you to add a link to several social networks, your favorite network may not be included in that list. Or, if you are not on Firefox or Internet Explorer, there may not be any add-ons for your browser at all.
What are Social Bookmarking Browser Bookmarklets?
How to Install Bookmarklets
- Be sure that your Bookmarks Bar is visible:
- In Firefox, go to the View menu > Toolbars > and select Bookmarks Toolbar
- In Safari, go to the View menu and Show Bookmarks Bar
- In Google Chrome, go to the Tools icon to the right of the navigation bar, and select Always Show Bookmarks Bar
- In Opera, go to the View menu > Toolbars > and select Personal Bar
- In Internet Explorer, go to View menu > Toolbars > and select Links
- For all browsers except Internet Explorer, simply drag and drop the following bookmarklet links onto your Bookmarks Bar
- Tip: If you have a lot of bookmarks on your bookmarks bar, you may want to shorten the name to just “Delicious” instead of “Delicious Bookmarklet”
Top Social Bookmarking and Voting Networks
Reddit Bookmarklet – Social news network where top user voted stories make the front page.
StumbleUpon Bookmarklet – Social bookmarking network where users can like or dislike articles, and share them with friends. This bookmarklet seems to only work on pages that have already been stumbled.
Digg Bookmarklet – Social bookmarking network where top user voted stories make the front page. This bookmarklet does not work on Internet Explorer.
Diigolet Bookmarklet – Social research and bookmarking network that also allows you to add sticky notes and highlighting to your favorite pages.
Mixx Bookmarklet – Social news network where top user voted stories make the front page.
Propeller Bookmarklet – Social bookmarking network that allows you to share and vote for your favorite articles.
Technorati Favorite Bookmarklet – Blogging network – adds a blog to your Technorati Favorites.
FriendFeed Bookmarklet – Adds the link of the page you are on to your FriendFeed stream.
Facebook Bookmarklet – This will give you the option to post the link directly on your profile, or send it in a message to select friends.
Tweet This Bookmarklet – This will send the full URL of the site you are on, with the page’s title, to your Twitter status box. For short URL’s, this is an ok option, but for longer ones, you should consider using one of the URL shorteners below instead.
Bit.ly Bookmarklet – Takes you to Bit.ly with the shortened URL of the site you are on. If you have an account on Bit.ly, you can link it to your Twitter account and post to Twitter directly from Bit.ly. See more reasons to use Bit.ly in Twitter lingo and tips.
TinyURL Bookmarklet – Takes you to TinyURL with the shortened URL of the site you are on.
Tr.im Bookmarklet – Takes you to Tr.im to shorten the URL that you are on. Or use the Tr.im Twitter Bookmarklet, which will take you to Twitter with the shortened Tr.im URL in your Twitter status box.
Snipurl Bookmarklet – Creates a popup window with your shortened URL.
Cli.gs Bookmarklet – Takes you to shortened URL on Cli.gs.
More Social Bookmarking Services and Networks
Tip’d Bookmarklet – Like Digg for business and finance related news and articles.
Sphinn This Bookmarklet – Like Digg for internet marketing related news and articles.
Design Float Bookmarklet – Like Digg for web and graphic design related news and articles.
SocialBrowse Bookmarklet – Social bookmarking community where you can share your top news and see what your friends are submitted in your browser.
Spotback Bookmarklet – Social bookmarking and rating network.
Backflip Bookmarklet – Social bookmarking network.
Spurl Bookmarklet – Social bookmarking network with full text searching, recommendations, and more.
Mister Wong Bookmarklet – Social bookmarking network.
Not Into Social Bookmarking? Share via Email
Gmail This Bookmarklet – When you are logged into Gmail, this will put the link of the page you are viewing in the body of a new email message, and the title of the page in the subject line.
Your Favorite Bookmarklets
Did I miss any popular bookmarklets for link sharing? If so, please include a link to your preferred social bookmarking / network’s bookmarklet page in the comments.