How to use LeftHit.com
What is LeftHit.com?
LeftHit.com is a collection of favorites - yours and everyone else's. You can use LeftHit.com to:
- Keep links to your favorite articles, blogs, music, reviews, recipes, and more, and access them from any computer on the web.
- Share favorites with friends, family, coworkers, and the LeftHit.com community.
- Discover new things. Everything on LeftHit.com is someone's favorite -- they've already done the work of finding it. So LeftHit.com is full of bookmarks about technology, entertainment, useful information, and more. Explore and enjoy.
LeftHit.com is a social bookmarking website -- the primary use of LeftHit.com is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On LeftHit.com, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders.
You can also use LeftHit.com to see the interesting links that your friends and other people bookmark, and share links with them in return. You can even browse and search LeftHit.com to discover the cool and useful bookmarks that everyone else has saved -- which is made easy with tags.
All you need is a browser and an internet connection. Sound good? Here's how to get started. If you'd like to find out more, keep reading.
What can I use LeftHit.com for?
LeftHit.com is an open-ended system, so you decide how you want to use it. Here are examples of things you can do with saving bookmarks on LeftHit.com:
Research - Writing an article? Researching an industry? Slaving away on your dissertation? Use LeftHit.com to keep track of all the source materials and commentary that you find online.
Wishlist - Go to any commerce site, find what you like, save it to LeftHit.com and tag it as wishlist. Then you can tell people to check out your wishlist bookmarks by giving them a link to http://www.LeftHit.com.com/username/.
Vacation - Planning a trip? Save links to hotels, activities, and transportation and use tags like "travel", "vacation", and "to-visit". Collaborate with friends and family by using the "for:username" tag.
Linklog - Save bookmarks to interesting websites and add a bit of commentary to create a lightweight linklog. Then, use linkrolls or the daily blog posting feature to include your LeftHit.com bookmarks on your blog or website.
Cookbook - Whenever you find a great recipe on a website, save it to LeftHit.com. Tag it with the recipe's ingredients or style of cooking, and then when you're wondering what to make for dinner, you can use your saved bookmarks to help you remember the perfect recipe.
Collaboration - Friends, coworkers, and other groups can use a shared account, special tag, or their LeftHit.com networks to collect and organize bookmarks that are relevant -- and useful -- to the entire group.
What is social bookmarking?
LeftHit.com is a social bookmarking website, which means it is designed to allow you to store and share bookmarks on the web, instead of inside your browser. This has several advantages.
First, you can get to your bookmarks from anywhere, no matter whether you're at home, at work, in a library, or on a friend's computer.
Second, you can share your bookmarks publicly, so your friends, coworkers, and other people can view them for reference, amusement, collaboration, or anything else. (Note that you can also mark bookmarks on LeftHit.com as private -- only viewable by you -- if you like.)
Third, you can find other people on LeftHit.com who have interesting bookmarks and add their links to your own collection. Everyone on LeftHit.com chooses to save their bookmarks for a reason. You have access to the links that everyone wants to remember. You can see whether two people have chosen to remember a link, or whether it was useful enough for a thousand people to remember -- which may help you find things that are useful for you, too.
What are tags?
Tags are one-word descriptors that you can assign to your bookmarks on LeftHit.com. They're a little bit like keywords but non-hierarchical. You can assign as many tags to a bookmark as you like and easily rename or delete them later. Tagging can be a lot easier and more flexible than fitting your information into preconceived categories or folders.
Find out more about tags, including some examples and ideas about how you can use them.
Here's How to Get Start?