This page lists resource-centric social websites and services. There are at least three different types:
- Bookmarking - This kind of platform cater for people who want to be able to quickly and easily retrieve single resources in their entirety. Primarily focused on the individual, most allow for social sharing, profiles, and discovery.
- Note-taking - This kind of platform suits people doing research, as they are focused on highlighting, taking notes, or otherwise 'clipping' useful information to come back to later. They are either public or private by default, but either way can be shared with other users.
- Curation - This kind of platform allows users to create collections of resources for various purposes. These can then be shared with other users.
Project MoodleNet is focused on the third of these.
StumbleUpon was founded in 2001 and has a very simple, focused homepage. Wikipedia describes it as "a discovery and advertisement engine (a form of web search engine) that pushes recommends of web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing, social-networking and advertising (sponsored pages) principles." More details about the company behind StumbleUpon (and its ad network) can be found here.
- "Discover the best of the web, one click at a time"
(note: the Wikipedia page for StumbleUpon helpfully includes a diagram its information model for user profiles)
Raindrop.io has a sidebar extension to add and curate things while users navigate the web. There's also apps for all major platforms.
- "All in One Bookmark Manager"
- "For your inspiration, read later, media and stuff"
- "Save Anything from Around the Web"
Niice positions itself as a place for teams to gather, share, and discuss ideas. It integrates with Slack.
- "Speak visually"
- "Gather, share & discuss ideas with your team"
- "The Ultimate Canvas for Creative Discussion"
Pinterest is a collections-based platform with social features. They introduced a new dedicated 'follow' tab in March 2018 to follow people and collections.
- "Find and plan your next project"
- "Explore your interests to find the right ideas for you. As you discover new things to try, you’ll get personalized recommendations picked from the billions of ideas already on Pinterest"
- "Easily save and organize your ideas in any way you want. You can plan for family dinners, home makeovers, weekend getaways and anything else you want to try"
Scoop.it! is a content curation tool, primarily aimed at individuals looking to develop their professional profile by becoming a 'thought leader' or brands who aim to improve their content marketing.
- "Research and publish the best content"
- "Publish your topic page with curated content in minutes. Distribute it automatically with your network to build your professional brand."