Social bookmarking has become very popular in the past few months. Sites like Digg and del.icio.us are popular with a wide audience, but now there's a special option just for doctors. Social bookmarking basically works like the "Favorites" tool on your browser, except that you can allow your friends or colleagues to see which sites you have marked. When you select a website, you improve it's performance on search engines like Google. On the bookmarking site's home page, you can also view which pages on the web are most popular with the community.
From PeerClip website:
A simple online tool that enables physicians to organize, share, discuss and discover relevant medical information.
Using PeerClip’s “research assistant” tool that integrates easily into any Web browser, physicians can “bookmark” any type content, including journal articles, blogs, podcasts and videos. Bookmarks are conveniently stored online for easy access in a central location, creating a personal homepage of relevant medical information. Physicians also can organize, keyword tag, rate and share bookmarks.
The PeerClip “research assistant” also provides physicians with at-a-glance information on articles that their peers have tagged and rated as useful. The combined ratings and tagging of all physicians helps the PeerClip member quickly find the information he or she is looking for. Additionally, the PeerClip “research assistant” also recommends other relevant information based on the member’s profile and interests. The simple act of member participation guides the recommendations as well as the member’s discovery while browsing.
Physicians also can invite peers to join the network as well as create personal online peer networks in order to track future bookmarks and comments by peers or Key
Opinion Leaders across the PeerClip community.
Here is a quick snapshot of how PeerClip works:
1) Using PeerClip, physicians can click a button in their browser tool bar to store their favorite online articles, blog postings, podcasts and videos on a personal
home page for easy future reference.
2) Physicians can also view bookmarks, comments and ratings on content their peers have bookmarked in PeerClip.
I will drop more comments as and when I receive the beta invitation.
Posted by Dr.Subrahmanyam Karuturi at Thursday, September 20, 2007