Crowdsourced bookmarking curating useful weblinks for young people and families
The Inspire IT (IIT) programme at Action for Children provides technological solutions to help families and young people realise the benefits of internet connectivity and social media. Our IIT Community project places internet portals into family and children's centres and we are looking to use social media and bookmarking to help our service users help themselves. The concept is simple. We want to develop a process for our service users to "like" or "love" weblinks, so that we can collate those lists and share them with all of the other Action for Children projects. Services like delicious enable bookmarking and tagging, and bookmarklets are becoming popular thanks to sites like Pinterest, however we need to create a bespoke solution that takes the best of aspects of these existing solutions and allows our service users to share their best web links easily, without needing to sign up to a specific service. We will actively encourage tagging and believe that the subsequent folksonomy of tags will enable the weblinks to be arranged in a myriad of ways. We want our service users to tell us which web sites and web pages make a beneficial difference to them, so that we can share that information with other service users in the same way; helping our families and young people to help themselves.