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Social Media Guide

Bookmarking

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These sites allow you to store, tag and share links across the internet. You can share these links both with friends and people with similar interests. You can also access your links from any computer you happen to be using.

So, if you come across a page on the Apprenticeships website that you find interesting and want to save for future reference or share it with other people, simply click on one of these links to add to your list.

Each of the sites works slightly differently so please see which one works best for you.

You can find out more about social bookmarking on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia article on social bookmarking »

 

Blog posting

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If you have your own personal blog, you can now post a link of the page directly on you blog.

 

Send a link to a friend

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When you find a page you like and which you feel a family member, friend or colleague would also find useful, you can send the website address of that page to them through an email.

When you click on the link, your default email client (e.g. MS Outlook, Outlook Express, or Thunderbird) will open a new email message.

You will find that the subject line and body content of the email message, including the website address of the particular page will have already have been entered. All you need to do is enter the recipient’s email address in the ‘To’ line and then send to the recipient.

The recipient will then be able to click the hyperlink in the email message and view the page that you recommended (note, the recipient will require internet access). In some cases, the recipient will need to copy and paste the link into the address bar of their internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox).

Please note that if you use some web-based email clients, such as Hotmail or Gmail, this feature may not work.

If you find that this is the case, please open your web-based email client, and simply copy and paste the website address into an email. Then send it to the recipient.

 

Rate this

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The ‘5-star’ rating allows website users to rate the page. When a user views the page they will see the average rating for that page; ‘5’ being very useful, ‘1’ being not very useful.

You can rate the page yourself by simply clicking on one of the five stars. This then submits your rating, which in turn either increases or decreases the average rating for the page.

This feature allows other website users to see which pages you found useful and informative. It also means that the Learning and Skills Council can understand which pages need to be improved, if they get a low star rating.

 


Last Updated: 02/10/2012